EU Equality Law: Three Recent Developments

19 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011

Date Written: November 2011


This article analyses three recent developments within the EU that have an impact on EU equality legislation: the coming into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the Proposal to extend the material scope of the provisions against discrimination on the ground of religion and belief, disability, age and sexual orientation beyond the area of employment, and the case law of the European Court of Justice regarding the EU Equality Directives of 2000. It will assess whether these three developments have led to improved protection against discrimination for people in the EU.

Suggested Citation

Howard, Erica, EU Equality Law: Three Recent Developments (November 2011). European Law Journal, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 785-803, 2011, Available at SSRN: or

Erica Howard (Contact Author)

Middlesex University

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

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