The European Network of Independent Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, together with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of gender equality, are organising a legal seminar to discuss approaches to equality and non-discrimination legislation inside and outside the EU
The 2012 Legal Seminar aims to provide representatives of governments, Equality Bodies, members of the European Network of independent legal experts in the non-discrimination field and the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of gender equality and other stakeholders of all EU Member States with an opportunity to exchange views on the transposition and implementation of EU equality and anti-discrimination Directives.
In particular, the seminar will bring together a number of high level academics from across and outside the European Union. It will allow for assessment of current legal developments, to share experiences and practices and to look to future prospects in the area of non-discrimination and gender equality. This year the seminar will bear a particular focus on citizens.
Please note that this is a closed event for members of the Legal networks and invitees of the European Commission.
The following workshops will be organised during which equality rights in practice will be discussed:
- Recent Court of Justice case-law
- Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
- European Court of Human Rights case-law
- Age discrimination in employment
- Religious discrimination in employment
The seminar will also be an opportunity to present and discuss products of the two Networks of Independent Legal Experts.
The seminar is organised by the European Network of Independent Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation (managed by Migration Policy Group and the European Human Consultancy) and the European Commission, in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of gender equality (managed by the Faculty of Law of Utrecht University).