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IV. Grounds of Discrimination
(16,680 words)

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

Completed January 1986

Roger Blanpain

56. Introductory remarks. – The different international instruments, national constitutions and acts which prohibit discrimination specify a number of grounds, which make unequal treatment unacceptable. The european Convention for the Protection of Human Rights of 1950 contains the longest list, namely: Sex…

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Roger Blanpain, “IV. Grounds of Discrimination”, 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 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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