Applying EU Anti-Discrimination Law for Legal Practitioners

Date: 18 September 2017

Time: 09:30

Duration: 2 days

Location: ERA Conference Centre, Metzer Allee 4, 54295 Trier,Germany

Cost: No seminar fee. Participation on selection. Selected participants will receive a significant contrib

Organiser: Academy of European Law

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The seminar will provide participants with an overview of the two European directives prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin in a number of areas, as well as on disability, age, sexual orientation or religion/belief in employment and occupation.

Key topics

  • Overview of the EU legislation on equal treatment and its relationship with the EU Charter, the European Convention, and United Nations human rights treaties;
  • Definition of key concepts (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment);
  • Burden of proof and access to evidence;
  • Remedies and sanctions;
  • Different protected grounds, with special attention to the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Who should attend?

Legal practitioners (for example, from trade unions or employers’ associations, NGOs, labour inspectorates, equality bodies, etc.) in the EU, Iceland or Liechtenstein.