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Anti-Discrimination Law and the European Union

Mark Bell


The 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam expanded significantly the legal competence of the European Union for combatting discrimination. Traditionally, EU law has concentrated on discrimination between women and men and discrimination on the grounds of EU nationality. However, Article 13 EC created a new legal space for the Union to regulate discrimination on the ground of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation. This book aims to improve our understanding of the evolution of European Union law in the field. To this end, it considers the development of EU law a ... More

Keywords: anti-discrimination law, European Union, Treaty of Amsterdam, Article 13 EC, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, race, Court of Justice, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244508
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Bell, author
Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester