MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 20 February 2007

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ERA announces legal training seminars

Since 2003, the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier, Germany, has
offered training on the content and concepts of the Equality Directives.
A new series of three seminars has been announced for 2007. As in
previous years, participation is free of charge and travel and
accommodation costs can also be reimbursed under certain conditions.

The first seminar, on 18-19 June 2007, is aimed at lawyers in private
practice and in-house counsel, especially those employed in employment
agencies, NGOs and trade unions. It will be conducted in English and

The seminar on 5-6 November 2007 is for judges and prosecutors who
handle anti-discrimination cases. It will be delivered in English and
German. A further seminar for judges and prosecutors will take place on
26-27 November 2007 in English and Spanish.

For further information

Latest anti-discrimination law review out now

The European Network of Legal Experts in the field of non-discrimination
has published the fourth issue in its series of law reviews. The review
gives an overview of case law from the European Court of Justice and
European Court of Human Rights, as well as European policy and national
legal developments.

This issue includes features on systemic racial discrimination before
the European Court of Human Rights and the shift in the burden of proof.
MEP Claude Moraes also gives his views on the challenges for
anti-discrimination law and policy in the 2007 European Year of Equal
Opportunities for All.

The law review is now available online in English, French and German.
Hard copies can be ordered at: review@non-discrimination.net.

For further information

Equality bodies to hold annual meeting

This year’s meeting of Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies,
will take place in Dorm in The Netherlands on 27 February. The event
will bring together representatives from 27 equality bodies in 21
European countries to review ongoing activities and plan the year ahead. 

Social partners and business community representatives will take part in
a forum on the promotion of equality. A special session is also
scheduled on the case law of the European Court of Justice and how
equality bodies can contribute to its development.

For further information

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