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.


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.

April 7, 2023

Safeguarding equality in Europe: Contributing to the Council of Europe’s Convention on Artificial Intelligence

Equinet continues to be at the forefront of promoting an equality-compliant use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Europe. Read about latest Equinet’s contributions to the developing […]
February 23, 2023

Roundtable: Equality bodies’ role in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

This roundtable took place online on 11 October  and it brought together Equality Bodies, civil society organisations and European institutions to discuss the role of National […]