The European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination has published the first issue of the 2022 European equality law review, compiled by MPG’s Anti-Discrimination Legal Policy Analyst Catharina Germaine.
What is included in the review?
This issue provides an overview of the most important and relevant legal and policy developments in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination at national level across Europe from 1 July to 31 December 2022, as well as summaries of the most important case law from the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights in these fields.
Additionally, this issue contains four in-depth articles:
- ‘Actio popularis – potentials and challenges’ by András Kádár, the non-discrimination expert for Hungary, who explores the role of actio popularis actions in promoting equal treatment of Roma in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
- ‘Failure to provide a reasonable accommodation as a form of disability discrimination?’ by Carmine Conte, MPG’s Legal Policy Analyst, who explores the legal frameworks regarding the denial of reasonable accommodation to employees and jobseekers with disabilities in Denmark, France, Ireland and Italy.
- ‘Protecting trans, non-binary and intersex persons against discrimination in EU law’ by Peter Cannoot and Sarah Ganty from the University of Ghent, who look at the protection against discrimination in EU law of trans, non-binary and intersex persons.
- ‘Gender equality and pensions: time for an EU strategy to achieve substantive equality between men and women in old age’ by Sabrina D’Andrea, who investigates the pension pay gap in the EU, and identifies ways forward for the EU in its efforts to achieve substantive gender equality in pensions.
Why does it matter?
The publishing of European Equality Law Reviews provides a means through which to monitor legal and policy developments — both positive and negative — in the fields of gender equality and non-discrimination across Europe. The ability to monitor such developments is the first step toward progress in these areas, as it provides the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and to correctly assess the transposition and implementation of EU law at the national level. In providing this knowledge, MPG’s involvement in the network contributes to MPG’s vision of creating societies in which ‘people of all backgrounds must have and should know and use their rights to equal treatment and equal opportunities.’
About the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination
The European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination was established in December 2014 and combines two previously existing networks: the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-discrimination Field and the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of Gender Equality.
About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)
MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.