Non-ideal Weight Discrimination in EU Law

Tobler, Christa and Hervey, Tamara . (2020) Non-ideal Weight Discrimination in EU Law. In: The European Union as Protector and Promoter of Equality. Cham, pp. 337-347.

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The contribution suggests a markedly broader concept of 'disability', based on the so-called 'social model', under EU law. It would move EU law from a narrow legalistic approach to equality towards an inclusive and dignity-focused approach to equality. At the same time, it should be remembered that the Member States are free to adopt non-discrimination law in areas not covered by EU law, and that the existing law provides for a minimum level of protection only. Accordingly, the Member States can provide a higher level of protection than that guaranteed by Directive 2000/78. In this framework there is room on the national level for the adoption of a fully social model of 'disability', consistent with the UN CRPD, even outside the scope of application of the present EU law.
Faculties and Departments:02 Faculty of Law > Departement Rechtswissenschaften > Fachbereich Öffentliches Recht > Professur für Europarecht (Tobler)
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UniBasel Contributors:Tobler, Christa
Item Type:Book Section
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Series Name:European Union and its neighbours in a globalized world
Issue Number:1
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