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EU Equality Law: The First Fundamental Rights Policy of the EU

Elise Muir


In the early days, a choice was made not to entrust the EU with competences allowing it to protect against violations of fundamental rights per se. This task was placed in the hands of the Council of Europe. Although this choice has not been called into question, the EU has developed a broad range of instruments to respond to the impact of its activities on fundamental rights and a mechanism for surveillance of compliance with the rule of law. One trend that has been subject to little attention, and to which this book is devoted, is the exercise by the EU of a new generation of competences tha ... More

Keywords: fundamental rights, equality law, anti-discrimination law, EU constitutional law, constitutionalization, equal treatment, equality bodies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814665
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elise Muir, author
Professor of EU Law, KU Leuven