The European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field has published a new thematic report entitled ‘Combating sexual orientation discrimination in the European Union’, authored by Dorota Pudzianowska and Krzysztof Śmiszek of the Polish Centre for human rights, under the supervision of Professor Christa Tobler who is the senior coordinator for EU law of the Network. The report examines the existing legal frameworks prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination, on international as well as European and national levels. The particular focus of the report is on the relevant provisions of the Employment Equality Directive, the case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU and on the practical implementation on national level in all Member States.
The report examines in detail the specificities of sexual orientation discrimination and of the relevant legal frameworks, considering the distinct characteristics and political sensitivities concerning this particular ground of discrimination in some Member States. It provides a useful resource on the legal implications, without ignoring the historical and political context influencing the prohibition of sexual orientation discrimination.
Combating sexual orientation discrimination in the European Union