April 16, 2024

Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation: How Can the Two Go Hand in Hand?

Introduction Gender equality and climate change mitigation are two of the most pressing global challenges of our time. While these issues may seem unrelated on the […]
May 31, 2023

Intersectionality: Just another tool to fight discrimination?

Introduction As a queer woman of color, my identity is linked to intersectionality and intersectional discrimination. I am proud to have different layers in my identity […]
December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
August 5, 2022
Mariam Rechchad

Youth at the table: mainstreaming youth voices in policy-making

Mariam Rechchad shares her passion for Standards for Equality Bodies, and her experience at the European Commission's youth policy dialogue on “Equality Bodies that work for all us”.
June 7, 2022
Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Emotions for the general public I like series. No, wait. I love series. I love how they snuggled into our day-to-day lives silently through the years. […]
May 6, 2022
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… The one with the reasonable accommodation measures

The CJEU decided last February on the case HR Rail. This case focused on reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and granted the Court yet another […]
April 29, 2022

Inclusion for the win: European Capitals of Inclusion & Diversity Award

What does it mean to live in Europe today?  While the answers are many and complex, our plurality and common experiences hint at a common purpose: […]
February 3, 2022

The European Year of Youth: How to rally champions for inclusion

By Equinet staff Is there light at the end of the tunnel? After campaigning for rails in 2021, the European Commission and Parliament designated 2022 as […]
November 3, 2021
Scales of justice with the Czech flag in the background

Statutory limits of the anti-discrimination protection before Czech courts

The Czech Public Defender of Rights has mapped anti-discrimination case law of courts in civil proceedings in the period from 2015 to 2019. Apart from statistical data, they have analysed in particular compensation for intangible damage and sharing of burden of proof.
May 28, 2021

Sweden: Strategic litigation – Systemic racism and access to healthcare services

The Swedish Equality Ombudsman has secured a major win in an important case concerning discrimination in healthcare services. The ruling followed a six day trial in […]
January 12, 2021
Republic of Slovenia - Advocate of the Principle of Equality

Slovenia: Discrimination in calculation of business performance bonus

The Advocate of the Principle of Equality (Equality Body) of the Republic of Slovenia found that considering the absences of an employee when calculating the value […]
November 26, 2020

Finnish Supreme Court bans Nordic neo-Nazi organization

The long-awaited ruling, referring to the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights, states that trying to establish a […]
September 21, 2020
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Equinet at work: The Compendium of Article 14 cases from the European Court of Human Rights and the written observations submitted to the ECtHR

The Equinet Equality Law Working Group has been working during the last year towards contributing to developing the European Court of Human Rights' (ECtHR) jurisprudence, including increased analysis of article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and issues that are at the cutting edge of equality law and theory. This blog post presents the results of this work.
July 26, 2019
Ramp to enable people in a wheelchair to access the beach

Cyprus: Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities to the Beaches

It's summer time and you want to cool down with a trip to the beach. Sounds like an every day occurance in Cyprus, but until recently, it wasn't all that easy for persons with disabilities to do so. The work of the equality body helped to resolve this issue and make the beach more accessible for everyone!
July 4, 2019

Seminar: Tackling Ageism and Age Discrimination against Older People

Our capacity building seminar entitled "Tackling Age Discrimination against Older Persons: Building Bridges between Equality Bodies & Older Persons’ Organisations”, co-organized with AGE Platform Europe, took place in Berlin on 27-28 June.
July 16, 2018

Finland: Assessing credit rating on the basis of statistical data alone is discrimination

The Finnish National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal has determined that a person was discriminated against in the granting of consumer credit because no individual assessment of the person's solvency was carried out. The creditor only assessed the solvency on the basis of background information, such as age, gender, place of residence and native language. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman had submitted the case to the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal for consideration. The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman considers the decision of the tribunal important and expects creditors to change their practices.
March 30, 2018

Faith in Equality: Religion and Belief in Europe

Background In the past six years, the legal area has further evolved, not the least through judicial decisions that often spark wider public attention and provoke […]