MINELRES: EC: Court takes action; Discrimination summer schools

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Tue May 2 20:26:14 2006

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

Court takes action against Germany
The European Court of Justice has criticised Germany for failing to
transpose the EU’s Employment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) on time.
In a recent judgment, the Court found that Germany had failed to create
the proper legal framework for equal treatment on the basis of religion,
disability and sexual orientation. The EU legislation – dating from 2000
– should have been introduced into national law in all EU Member States
by December 2003. Germany must now take the necessary steps to comply
with the Directive.  

For further information (currently in French and German only) 

Conference: Non-discriminating Europe

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in cooperation with
Maastricht University Faculty of Law, is organising a two-day conference
to assess the EU framework on non-discrimination, focusing on race,
ethnic origin, religion and belief. The conference – with the financial
support of the Community Action Programme – will also address the issues
of national implementation and litigation strategies. It will be
followed up with a training programme at Maastricht University in May
and advanced seminar at the European Institute of Public Administration
in September. 

For further information

Discrimination summer schools – disability
With the support of the Community Action Programme to combat
discrimination, the National University of Ireland, Galway, organises
Disability Summer Schools. The 2006 discrimination summer schools will
focus on the potential of the EU Employment Framework Directive in the
context of disability. 

For more information on the Disability Summer Schools, please consult
their website.

Spotlight: non-discrimination seminars for the legal profession

This month’s spotlight on the European Commission’s anti-discrimination
website focuses on the training programme for judges, prosecutors and
lawyers run by the Academy of European Law under the Community Action
Programme to combat discrimination. The article also includes links to
all the presentations and papers which have been presented at the
training seminars over the past three years. 


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