In a landmark judgment, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Russia breached the rights of LGBTI activists, who had complained about the effects of the country’s infamous ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism.
[/ECJ ruling in the ‘Test-Achats’ case – no exemption is allowed from the rule of unisex premiums in the insurance and related financial services./]
[/The Belgian Institute for Equality between Women and Men have expressed their delight over the decision of the ECJ in the ‘Test-Achats” case. This marks an advance in equality between women and men both from the point of view of community law and the expected internal repercussions.
In 2010, 14% of complaints received by the Institute’s freephone number concerned the field of insurance. This trend (between 10% and 14% of the total number of their complaints) has been maintained since 2007.
Director of the Institute, Michel Pasteel, stated “We are convinced that this decision reinforces the principle of non discrimination and its implementation accross all fields of law, including the insurance industry”./]
[/The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently passed two judgments related to age discrimination (C-45/09 and C-499/08)./]
[/The Advocate General’s recently gave an opinion regarding the use of sex as a risk factor in insurance contracts./]
[/Recent ECJ case-law in the field of equal pay and maternity leave./]