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.

February 21, 2019
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Equinet Events 2018

BUILDING CAPACITY AND PEER SUPPORT OF EQUALITY BODIES Providing and facilitating peer support and sharing expertise for the staff of equality bodies are key factors in […]
January 8, 2019
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Extending the Agenda. Equality Bodies addressing Hate Speech

Hate speech and hate crime are growing and damaging phenomena across Europe. This is recognised in the work of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe. European standards for equality bodies recommend that their mandate be extended to include hate speech. Few equality bodies have an explicit mandate on hate speech, many have, however, interpreted their mandate to include hate speech. This situation can leave them lacking the competences and resources required to make an impact.