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Source: European Parliament 2

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

26-10-2020

This document is part of a series of studies that aim to present the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different countries from a comparative perspective. After an explanation of the relevant legal regulations and case law, the content, the limits and the possible development of these principles are analyzed. The present study deals with the case of Germany. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are most effectively anchored in Germany in Article 3 of the Basic Law: as fundamental rights in the form of the so-called general principle of equality (paragraph 1) and the two special guarantees (paragraphs 2 and 3). The Federal Constitutional Court has gradually concretized and enforced these rights; In the meantime, many laws form the principles of equality in a constitutional manner, for example the General Equal Treatment Act for private law.

This document is part of a series of studies that aim to present the principles of equality and non-discrimination in different countries from a comparative perspective. After an explanation of the relevant legal regulations and case law, the content, the limits and the possible development of these principles are analyzed. The present study deals with the case of Germany. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are most effectively anchored in Germany in Article 3 of the Basic Law: as fundamental rights in the form of the so-called general principle of equality (paragraph 1) and the two special guarantees (paragraphs 2 and 3). The Federal Constitutional Court has gradually concretized and enforced these rights; In the meantime, many laws form the principles of equality in a constitutional manner, for example the General Equal Treatment Act for private law.

Study

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External author

Prof. Dr. Franz REIMER, Justus Liebig University Giessen

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