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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Anti-discrimination Law and the European Union

Author: Mark Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199244502

Category: Law

Page: 269

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This book provides a timely and topical overview of recent developments in EU anti-discrimination law. Examining in particular discrimination on the grounds of race and sexual orientation, it provides an account of the debate within the institutions and Member States, analysis of relevant case law from the Court of Justice, and coverage of the anti-discrimination directives adopted in 2001.
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EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Author: Evelyn Ellis,Philippa Watson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649473

Category: Law

Page: 576

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EU Anti-Discrimination Law provides a detailed and critical analysis of the corpus of European Union law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation. It takes into account the changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon and contains a thorough examination of the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the EU. The book examines the background to the legislation and explains the essential characteristics and doctrines of EU law and their relevancy to the topic of anti-discrimination. It also analyses the increasingly significant general principles of EU law, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the relevant law flowing from the European Convention on Human Rights. The key concepts contained in anti-discrimination law are subjected to close scrutiny. The substantive provisions of the law on equal pay and the workplace and non-workplace provisions of the governing Directives are similarly examined, as are the numerous exceptions permitted to them. The complex rules governing the rights of pregnant women and those who have recently given birth are dealt with comprehensively and in a separate chapter. Equality in social security schemes is also discussed. The book concludes with an assessment of the practical utility of the existing law and the current proposals for its reform.
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Equality Law in an Enlarged European Union

Understanding the Article 13 Directives

Author: Helen Meenan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467921

Category: Law

Page: 370

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European Union equality and anti-discrimination law were revolutionized by the incorporation of Article 13 into the EC Treaty, adding new anti-discrimination grounds and new possibilities. This comprehensive 2007 volume provides a fresh approach to Article 13 and its directives; it adopts a contextual framework to equality and anti-discrimination law in the European Union. Part I deals with the evolution of Article 13, demographic and social change and the inter-relationship between European Equality Law and Human Rights. Part II contains expert essays on each of the Article 13 anti-discrimination grounds: sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation, with common themes weaving throughout. This book will be of interest to everyone concerned with combating discrimination, academics, NGOs, lawyers, human resource professionals, employers, employees, research students and many others in the European Union and beyond.
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Religion und Moral

Entkoppelt oder Verknüpft?

Author: Gert Pickel,Michael Krüggeler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322949443

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Religion wurde seit jeher als eine zentrale Begründung moralischer Prinzipien gehandelt. Im Rahmen der fortschreitenden Modernisierung scheint diese Verbindung brüchig zu werden. Empirisch sind nicht nur immer wieder eine (Re-) Modernisierung der Religion, sondern auch erneute religiöse Fundierungen von Moral zu beobachten. Wie ist nun die Beziehung zwischen Religion und Moral konstituiert? Sind religiös-moralische Bedingungszusammenhänge überhaupt in der Realität institutionalisiert und empirisch feststellbar? Verfällt die Moral in und durch ein Auseinanderdriften zu religiösen Überzeugungen? Entsprechend der Themenstellung, wird ein interdisziplinärer Zugang gewählt, der ausgehend von religionssoziologischen Gedanken, Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Thema in der Philosophie, Pädagogik und Theologie berücksichtigt. Neben der theoretischen Diskussion der Beziehungen von Religion und Moral, werden (auch methodisch) verschiedene Analysen zu der Aufdeckung und näheren Betrachtung dieser Wechselbeziehungen in verschiedenen europäischen Gesellschaften vorgelegt.
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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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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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Grundrechte und Grundfreiheiten im Mehrebenensystem – Konkurrenzen und Interferenzen

Author: Nele Matz-Lück,Mathias Hong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642246818

Category: Law

Page: 394

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Der Band widmet sich in acht Beiträgen den vielfältigen Wechselwirkungen des Schutzes von Grundrechten und Grundfreiheiten im europäischen Mehrebenensystem aus nationalen Verfassungen, Europäischer Menschenrechtskonvention und dem Recht der Europäischen Union. Zu Konkurrenzen und Interferenzen kommt es sowohl innerhalb dieses Mehrebenensystems als auch in seinem Verhältnis zu anderen Staaten und zu internationalen Organisationen wie etwa den Vereinten Nationen. Die Interdependenzen der verschiedenen Ebenen begründen vielgestaltige neue rechtsdogmatische und methodische Herausforderungen. Vor dem Hintergrund der Frage, wie sich die rechtlichen Anforderungen der verschiedenen Ebenen in Einklang bringen lassen, entwickeln die Beiträge zum einen Konturen eines Grundrechtskollisionsrechts für vernetzte Rechtsordnungen. Zum anderen werden die allgemeinen Erkenntnisse durch Untersuchungen von Referenzgebieten bereichsspezifisch konkretisiert.
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Fighting Discrimination in Europe

The Case for a Race-Conscious Approach

Author: Mathias Möschel,Costanza Hermanin,Michele Grigolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113574940X

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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The member states of the EU have only very recently begun to consider race and racism in the framework of equality legislation and policies. As opposed to an established Anglo-Saxon tradition of naming races and using racial categorisation to fight racism, most continental European countries resist this approach. This book investigates the problematic reception and elaboration of race as a socio-legal category in Europe. Fighting Discrimination in Europe takes a fresh and interdisciplinary look at the normative, theoretical and concrete problems raised by the challenge of devising and enforcing policies to combat race discrimination in Europe. It engages with the juridical and political spheres, from the international level down to concrete cases of state and city policies. As the multifaceted relationship between race, discrimination and immigration is explored, new normative positions and practical approaches are developed, and new questions raised. This collection presents important new research for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Ethnic Studies, Migration Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Policy Studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
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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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Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Zerstörung der Freiheit im Namen der Freiheit

Author: Gabriele Kuby

Publisher: Fe-Medienverlag

ISBN: 3863570790

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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Die globale sexuelle Revolution, vorangetrieben von UN und EU, hat sich zunächst hinter dem Rücken der Öffentlichkeit in Politik, Institutionen und Ausbildungseinrichtungen eingeschlichen. Inzwischen ist daraus längst ein gewaltiges gesellschaftliches Umerziehungsprogramm geworden, welches die Voraussetzungen einer freiheitlichen Gesellschaft zerstört und zunehmend totalitäre Züge annimmt. In diesem Buch lesen Sie, was man heute nicht mehr sagen darf über • UN und EU als Betreiber der sexuellen Revolution • die große Umerziehung zum sexualisierten Gender-Menschen • die politische Vergewaltigung der Sprache • die Seuche der Pornografie • die Homosexuellen-Bewegung • Sex-Erziehung in Schule und Kindergarten • die schiefe Ebene zum Totalitarismus im neuen Gewand "Dass Gabriele Kuby den Mut hat, die Bedrohung unserer Freiheit durch eine antihumanistische Ideologie beim Namen zu nennen, bringt ihr möglicherweise Feindseligkeit, ja sogar Hetze ein. Sie hat stattdessen für ihre Aufklärungsarbeit unser aller Dank verdient. Möglichst viele Menschen sollten dieses Buch lesen, um aufmerksam zu werden, was auf sie zukommt, wenn sie sich nicht wehren". (Aus dem Geleitwort von Prof. Robert Spaemann)
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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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The Law on Age Discrimination in the EU

Author: Malcolm Sargeant

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041125221

Category: Law

Page: 241

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The EC Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation covers a number of grounds of discrimination including age. The EU's population is ageing, but there is much evidence that age discrimination is widespread. The Directive is a reaction to that and the consequent desire to encourage greater participation in the labour market by older workers. This is the first time that age discrimination has been made unlawful by the EU and, as a result, there are now laws in every Member State making such discrimination unlawful. The Directive, and much of the national legislation, however, treats age discrimination differently to the other grounds for unlawful discrimination. It is the only area which permits direct discrimination. Age discrimination generally may still be objectively justified by a legitimate aim if the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary. Such aims include legitimate employment policy, labour market, and vocational training objectives. This insightful book--written by national experts in eight Member States and at the EU level--considers the ways in which the Directive has been implemented in some of the Member States and the extent to which they have taken advantage of the exceptions that are inherent in the Directive. Particular issues that are covered are: * what legislation has been adopted in each country * the development of the case law that exists in some States * the demographic imperative existing in each country * measures taken to improve the position of young people * retirement and the exit from the workforce of older workers * the approach and case law of the European Court of Justice As an important contribution towards an understanding of age discrimination within the European Union, this book opens a field of law that has heretofore not been considered in all its seriousness. It will be of real value to lawyers, human resource management professionals, and those with an interest in discrimination and EU issues. It is an important contribution to what will be a developing field of study
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