Handbook on European Non-discrimination Case-law to be published by the Court and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Human Rights Building (ECHR). Copyright Council of Europe.
Human Rights Building (ECHR). Copyright Council of Europe.
15/01/2010
The European Court of Human Rights and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights will join forces to work on a year-long joint project aimed at increasing the knowledge and domestic implementation of EU law and other legal instruments in the field of non-discrimination.

The joint project will result in the publication of a case-law handbook in English, to be translated into Bulgarian, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish. The handbook will analyse the key principles as developed by the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union mainly in the area of non-discrimination. The handbook and related e-learning tools will be distributed at the beginning of 2011 to judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law enforcement officials in a host of target countries.  The material will also be made available online.

Press contacts

FRA Media Team:
Email: 
media@fra.europa.eu
Tel.:    +43 1 58 030 642

Court:
ECHRpress@echr.coe.int
Leif Berg: +33(0)3 88 41 23 67
Frédéric Dolt: +33(0)3 90 21 53 39

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is a body of the European Union with three key functions: to collect information and data on fundamental rights, to provide evidence-based advice to the EU and its Member States and to promote dialogue with civil society in order to raise public awareness of fundamental rights.

The European Court of Human Rights was set up in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe Member States in 1959 to deal with alleged violations of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights.

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