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The principles of equality and non-discrimination, a comparative law perspective – Council of Europe

12-10-2020

This document is part of a series of studies which, with a comparative law perspective, aim to present the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different states and international organizations. After explaining the normative and the applicable case law, the content, limits and possible evolution of these principles are examined. The subject of this study is the case of the Council of Europe. The prohibition of discrimination is protected in a developed and adequate manner, essentially on the basis of Article 14 of the ECHR and the relevant case-law of the Court, even if the Convention does not explicitly and formally enshrine the principle of equality in front of the law. However, the effectiveness of the ban depends on the respect of this right by the Member States. The fight against discrimination is also promoted by soft law instruments.

This document is part of a series of studies which, with a comparative law perspective, aim to present the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different states and international organizations. After explaining the normative and the applicable case law, the content, limits and possible evolution of these principles are examined. The subject of this study is the case of the Council of Europe. The prohibition of discrimination is protected in a developed and adequate manner, essentially on the basis of Article 14 of the ECHR and the relevant case-law of the Court, even if the Convention does not explicitly and formally enshrine the principle of equality in front of the law. However, the effectiveness of the ban depends on the respect of this right by the Member States. The fight against discrimination is also promoted by soft law instruments.

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This document was written by Prof. Dr. Jacques Ziller, Professor of Law at the University of Pavia, formerly Professor of Law at the European University Institute in Florence and at the University of Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, at the request of the “Library of comparative law ”, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS), General Secretariat of the European Parliament.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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