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II. Development and Sources of Regulation
(5,240 words)

Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 10 (1990): Equality of Treatment in Employment

Completed January 1986

Roger Blanpain

A. Development

3. Individual equality is a long-standing aspiration, underlying inter alia the american Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776 which proclaimed “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” and the french Declaration of Human Rights of 1789 which stated that “all men are and shall be born free and equal before the…

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Roger Blanpain, “II. Development and Sources of Regulation”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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