European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality

Investigating the Triangle of Racial, Gender and Disability Discrimination

Author: Anna Lawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317139208

Category: Law

Page: 340

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This book contributes to a critical reflection of current legislative and jurisprudential developments in Non-Discrimination Law, focusing on the European Union. The book is focused on intersectionality between gender, race and disability and the question of whether, and to what extent, this intersection can be adequately addressed in (EU) law. The discussion rests on two basic assumptions. First, the multiplication of 'discrimination grounds' in EU law and other legal regimes should not result in a dilution of the demands of equality law. Accordingly, the book focuses on the three key grounds - race, gender and disability. These constitute nodes around which other discrimination grounds can be grouped. Second, any multi-ground non-discrimination law framework needs to engage with the question of discrimination on several grounds. This book provides a critical evaluation of some of the problems presented by such intersectionality and an opportunity to explore the issues in depth. This collection offers some new proposals relating to the regrouping of identity categories and to the general approach to socio-legal research in the field. It also contains a comparative section, which expands on practical experiences with intersectionality and law, and a section dedicated to juridical responses to intersectionality. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics and those working in the area of EU non-discrimination law and policy.
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European Union Non-Discrimination Law

Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law

Author: Dagmar Schiek,Victoria Chege

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134049323

Category: Law

Page: 448

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EU equality law is multidimensional in being based on different rationales and concepts. Consequently, the concept of discrimination has become fragmented, with different instruments envisaging different scopes of protection. This raises questions as to the ability of EU law to address the situation of persons excluded on a number of grounds. This edited collection addresses the increasing complexity of European Equality Law from jurisprudential, sociological and political science perspectives. Internationally renowned researchers from Scandinavian, Continental and Central European countries and Britain analyse consequences of multiplying discrimination grounds within EU equality law, considering its multidimensionality and intersectionality. The contributors to the volume theorise the move from formal to substantive equality law and its interrelation to new forms of governance, demonstrating the specific combination of non-discrimination law with welfare state models which reveal the global implications of the European Union. The book will be of interest to academics and policy makers all over the world, in particular to those researching and studying law, political sciences and sociology with an interest in human rights, non discrimination law, contract and employment law or European studies.
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Institutionalizing Intersectionality

The Changing Nature of European Equality Regimes

Author: A. Krizsan,H. Skjeie,J. Squires

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031069

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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An exploration of the ways that multiple inequalities are being addressed in Europe. Using country-based and region-specific case studies it provides an innovative comparative analysis of the multidimensional equality regimes that are emerging in Europe, and reveals the potential that these have for institutionalizing intersectionality.
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EU Anti-Discrimination Law beyond Gender

Author: Uladzislau Belavusau,Kristin Henrard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509915028

Category: Law

Page: 392

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The EU has slowly but surely developed a solid body of equality law that prohibits different facets of discrimination. While the Union had initially developed anti-discrimination norms that served only the commercial rationale of the common market, focusing on nationality (of a Member State) and gender as protected grounds, the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) supplied five additional prohibited grounds of discrimination to the EU legislative palette, in line with a much broader egalitarian rationale. In 2000, two EU Equality Directives followed, one focusing on race and ethnic origin, the other covering the remaining four grounds introduced by the Treaty of Amsterdam, namely religion, sexual orientation, disabilities and age. Eighteen years after the adoption of the watershed Equality Directives, it seems timely to dedicate a book to their limits and prospects, to look at the progress made, and to revisit the rise of EU anti-discrimination law beyond gender. This volume sets out to capture the striking developments and shortcomings that have taken place in the interpretation of relevant EU secondary law. Firstly, the book unfolds an up-to-date systematic reappraisal of the five 'newer' grounds of discrimination, which have so far received mostly fragmented coverage. Secondly, and more generally, the volume captures how and to what extent the Equality Directives have enabled or, at times, prevented the Court of Justice of the European Union from developing even broader and more refined anti-discrimination jurisprudence. Thus, the book offers a glimpse into the past, present and – it is hoped – future of EU anti-discrimination law as, despite all the flaws in the Union's 'Garden of Earthly Delights', it offers one of the highest standards of protection in comparative anti-discrimination law.
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Geschlechtergerechtigkeit

Festschrift für Heide Pfarr

Author: Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt,Marita Körner,Reingard Zimmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832958541

Category: Sex discrimination against women

Page: 545

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Die Festschrift für Heide Pfarr unterscheidet sich von vielen anderen durch die Konzentration auf eines der zentralen Forschungsfelder der Jubilarin: Geschlechtergerechtigkeit, insbesondere im Arbeitsleben. Alle Beiträge der 40 Autorinnen und Autoren sind diesem Leitthema verpflichtet. Unter sieben verschiedenen Gesichtspunkten, nähern sich JuristInnen, aber auch SoziologInnen, PolitologInnen und ÖkonomInnen der Problematik: Neben historischen Vorbildern geht es u.a. um Geschlechtergerechtigkeit auf dem Arbeitsmarkt (9 Beiträge), Antidiskriminierung und Gleichstellung (11 Beiträge) und die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie (7 Beiträge). Das Werk umfasst einerseits Debatten, die bereits seit geraumer Zeit geführt werden, wie bspw. Gleichstellung der Geschlechter in der Privatwirtschaft oder Entgeltgleichheit, thematisiert wird jedoch auch die Notwendigkeit einer stärkeren Repräsentation von Frauen in Aufsichtsräten, geringfügige Beschäftigung von Frauen als prekäre Arbeitsform oder der Einfluss des Steuerrechts auf die Berufstätigkeit von Müttern. Der Blick über die Landesgrenzen (5 Beiträge) verdeutlicht die europäische und internationale Relevanz des Themas. Insgesamt bietet die Festschrift einen eindrucksvollen Überblick über die derzeitige Diskussion zum Thema Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.
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Disabled Justice?

Access to Justice and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Author: Eilionóir Flynn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472418611

Category: Law

Page: 190

View: 1944

Disability offers a new lens through which to view the effectiveness of access to justice, and the inclusiveness of the justice system as a whole. This book analyses the experience of people with disabilities through the entire justice system, from making a complaint, to investigation, and through the court/tribunal process. It also considers the participation of people with disabilities in a variety of roles in the justice system - as witness, defendant, complainant, plaintiff, lawyer, judge and juror. More broadly, it also critically examines the subtle barriers of access to justice which might exist in a given society - including barriers to grassroots disability advocacy, legal education and training, the right to vote and the right to stand for election which may apply to people with disabilities. The book is international and comparative in scope with a focus primarily on examples of legal practice and justice systems in common law countries. The work will be of interest to scholars working in the areas of human rights, equality and non-discrimination, disability rights activists and legal professionals who work with people with disabilities to achieve access to justice.
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Negotiating Gender and Diversity in an Emergent European Public Sphere

Author: B. Siim,M. Mokre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729129X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The book analyses intersections between gender and diversity through cross-national studies of European public spheres. The approach confronts research on European democracy and the public sphere with gender and diversity research and reflections about European equality and diversity issues are based on new research from a large-scale EU project.
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Legal gender studies

Author: Andrea Büchler,Michelle Cottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832976804

Category: Equality before the law

Page: 448

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Racism and Equality in the European Union

Author: Mark Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199297843

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Mark Bell explores the effect of anti-racism policies in topical areas of EU law and policy including employment, social inclusion, immigration, and the criminal law.
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Regulating the International Movement of Women

From Protection to Control

Author: Sharron Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136735771

Category: Law

Page: 197

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First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Gender and the European Union

Author: Johanna Kantola

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037458

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This broad ranging new text provides a systematic assessment of the emergence of gender as a significant issue on the EU agenda and of the EU's impact on gender inequality, both in terms of specifically gender-related policies and the gender dimensions of other policies.
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Discrimination and the Law

Author: Malcolm Sargeant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615728

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Discrimination and the Law provides an exploration and evaluation of Discrimination Law, with a primary focus on discrimination in employment. Introducing readers to the concepts of equality and the historical origins of discrimination law, Malcolm Sargeant explores the wider political, social and economic contexts through which the law has evolved. The book provides an examination of the main provisions of and the application of the Equality Act 2010 which was passed to consolidate the complicated and numerous array of Acts and Regulations, which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. Encompassing sex, race, age, disability, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or religious belief, this book also considers aspects of discrimination which are not provided for, such as multiple discriminations and intersectionality. In addition, the provisions of the Equality Act and subsequent UK case law are considered within the context of EU Directives and judgments from the European Court of Justice and other international sources of equality law. Concise, accessible and with a review of current debates and issues at the end of each chapter, Discrimination and the Law is an essential introduction to the wide-ranging law relating to discrimination in the UK for both LLB and HRM students.
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