Other grounds

Socio-economic Status Ground

Social and economic rights lie at the cornerstone of contemporary human rights protection. Therefore, it is a welcome development when they are incorporated in comprehensive national equality legislation through the introduction of a socio-economic status ground.

National-based discrimination (Freedom of Movement)

Discrimination based on nationality in EU law is prohibited by the EU Treaties (Articles 18 of the TFEU) in the context of the free movement of persons. Furthermore, through secondary legislation, EU law seeks to lessen discrimination against EU migrant workers on the grounds of nationality and empower them to ensure that their rights are respected.

Example:

Examples include nationality requirements excluding nationals from other Member States from the profession of notary and a refusal to award compensation for the harm suffered in a violent assault committed on the territory of one Member state to nationals of another Member State.

May 23, 2019

Equinet Highlights 2018

Our annual report for 2018 allows us to look back at our work during the past year and showcase the broad spectrum of support to national […]
May 2, 2019
Speaker at Conference on Migration

Equinet publishes updated Factsheet and Compendium on inclusion of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

On the occasion of our conference on “Inclusion of and discrimination against migrants in Europe” (7th of December, Brussels), we have updated our “Factsheet and compendium of […]