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CJEU decides equality body not a “court or tribunal”

The Court of Justice of the EU decided that it does not have jurisdiction to give a preliminary ruling on a reference by the Bulgarian equality body, the Commission for Protection against Discrimination.

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Equality Bodies

Equality body hosts largest experts’ meeting on discrimination in the Czech Republic

The consultations with various stakeholders are taking place on 19-20 February 2013 under the aegis of Equinet’s Czech member, the Public Defender of Rights.

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Europe

ECHR ruling on discrimination in relation to second-parent adoption in a same-sex relationship

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of X and Others v. Austria (application no. 19010/07), which is final, the European Court of Human Rights held, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) taken in conjunction with Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights on account of the difference in treatment of the applicants in comparison with unmarried different-sex couples in which one partner wished to adopt the other partner’s child.

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ECHR ruling on refusal to adapt working time to child care

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of García Mateos v. Spain (application no. 38285/09), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing within a reasonable time) combined with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Equality Bodies

21 Portuguese Companies Sign Agreement for Gender Equality

CITE – the Portuguese Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment, has, over the years, developed a network with companies and organisations, with the aim of promoting gender equality in work and employment.

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Membership

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As is the case at the end of each year, Equinet Members are expected to fulfill a certain number of duties in order for the Equinet Secretariat to prepare the grant application for the next year and submit it to the European Commission.

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