Discrimination and diversity law
|Course code module||MREC20100|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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The final competences of Third Bachelor Law.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- A good understanding of the basic concepts of discrimination law.
- To be able to solve a case with the help of international, European and national sources of discrimination law.
3. Course content
The course introduces students to the general principles of European and Belgian discrimination law. The introductionary lecture considers the historical and philosophical background of the antidiscrimination legislation. Following that, the most important conceptual tools are discussed: the principle of proportionality, the notions of direct and indirect discrimination, positive action, etc. Next, the focus shifts to the right to non-discrimination in the international human rights conventions and the Belgian Constitution. We then consider the principle of equality in EU law (the treaties, the directives and the case law of the ECJ). The final part concerns the federalized legislation on combating discrimination.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: Assignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOpen bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
- power point presentation
- documentation map
7. Recommended reading - study material
- D. Schiek, L. Waddington, M. Bell (eds.), Supranational and International Non-Discrimination Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2007).
- personal coaching on appointment.
laatste aanpassing: last update: 11/01/2011 15:54 daniel.cuypers