[Book launch] EU anti-discrimination law beyond gender

21 February 2019
  • Starts at: 15:30h
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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On 21 February, the Asser Institute, in cooperation with the Rule of Law Research Programme, Erasmus School of Law, hosts the book launch of "EU Anti-Discrimination Law Beyond Gender", edited by Dr Uladzislau Belavusau and Prof. Kristin Henrard.

In the book, the editors, in cooperation with fifteen leading scholars, assess the rise, successes, and pitfalls of EU anti-discrimination law since 2000. They cover issue areas of race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age. Prof. Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, stresses that “the book is a hugely valuable contribution to the existing literature on EU anti-discrimination law and an outstanding piece of scholarly work, providing thought-provoking insights to the way in which the principle of equality applies to race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability”. The volume is available to order here.

undefinedEU Anti-Discrimination Law Beyond Gender
Editors: Uladzislau Belavusau, Kristin Henrard
Publisher: Hart-Bloomsbury, Oxford 2018

Programme of the book launch (15:30 - 18:00)
PANEL I: Introduction by the Editors, A “Bird’s Eye View of EU Anti-Discrimination Law”:
Dr Uladzislau Belavusau
Asser Institute, The Hague

Prof. Kristin Henrard
Erasmus University Rotterdam

PANEL II: The Achievements, Failures and Prospects of The EU Equality Directives:
Prof. Morag Goodwin
Tilburg Law School

Prof. Beryl ter Haar 
University of Leiden

Prof. Dimitry Kochenov
Groningen University

Dr Raphaële Xenidis
Utrecht University

Dr León Castellanos-Jankiewicz
Asser Institute, The Hague

William Romans
OSCE Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities

The discussion is followed by a reception

The book launch is jointly organised by the Rule of Law Research Programme of the Erasmus School of Law and the Asser Institute