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New Case-Law Guide on Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Strasbourg 13/03/2020
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New Case-Law Guide on Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights has published a new Guide analysing the case-law on Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, “Prohibition of Discrimination”.

The Guide is part of a series of Case-Law Guides published by the Court to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Court.

This new Guide sums up the case-law on Article 14 of the Convention and on Article 1 of Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights. Readers will find herein the key principles in the area of non-discrimination and relevant precedents. The Guide analyses discrimination by ground (“sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status”). “Other status” includes age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, parental and marital status, immigration and employment status.

The Guide also examines discrimination by topic, including for example private and family life, social rights, employment, education or access to justice.

The Guide further discusses case-law on direct and indirect discrimination, discrimination by association, positive action and other forms of discrimination. Link to the Guide.