GendeRace - Race and Gender Overview
Race and Gender Overview

Intersectionality and the Implementation of EU

Antidiscrimination Legislation


An overview of concepts, Policies and Issues identified within the Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Legislation within the European Union - December 2008


By Czarina Wilpert

In collaboration with Isabelle Carles and Olga Jubany


An abundance of literature addressing anti-discrimination legislation has been published within the European Union since the implementation of the new EU directives referred to in this overview. There have been a number of official documents and studies commissioned by the EC also publications by researchers, lawyers and other academics as well as the numerous NGOs in the field.1 Many are addressed the issues of the implementation of the Anti-discrimination laws, the potential for the application potential of the concept of multiple discrimination whether as an additive concept or as a unique group configuration (intersectionality) within these EU laws.


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