First issue of the 2018 European Equality Law Review

The first 2018 issue of the European Equality Law Review provides an overview of the most recent case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights in the period 30 June 2017 to 1 January 2018.

There is also a section detailing the most recent developments in legislation, case law and policy in the same period in the 35 countries that participate in the Network.

The first of the four in-depth articles has been authored by Vadim Poleshchuk, the Estonian non-discrimination expert of the Network. He analyses the linguistic requirements amounting to indirect or direct discrimination on the ground of ethnic origin with a particular focus on legislation and practice in Estonia.

Lilla Farkas, senior expert on racial or ethnic origin discrimination, provides an analysis of the Court of Justice’s approach to race discrimination in the Jyske Finans judgment and the significant role played by equality bodies in the enforcement of EU racial equality norms.

The third article by Christopher McCrudden, senior expert of the Network on EU and human rights law, is on the consequences of Brexit for the future of equality law in the UK and the EU of 27 Member States.

In the fourth article, Jule Mulder from the University of Bristol, analyses the promotion of substantive gender equality through the law on pregnancy discrimination, maternity and parental leave.