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The European Race Directive: A Bridge So Far?

Brennan, Fernne (2004) 'The European Race Directive: A Bridge So Far?' In: Walden, R, (ed.) Racism and Human Rights. Springer, pp. 143-164. ISBN 978-90-04-13651-9

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On the 29th June 2000, the European Council of Ministers adopted Council Directive 2000/43/EC (Race Directive) implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin. The purpose of this directive is to lay down a common framework, for combating racial or ethnic discrimination in the Member States of the European Union. The object of this common framework is to enable Member States to deliver an anti-race discrimination regime by putting into effect the principle of ‘equal treatment’ in their domestic laws, regulations and administrative provisions. Individuals who consider themselves wronged may rely on national provisions brought in to give effect to the Race Directive. In this way, the European Community’s promise to provide measures to combat racism in the EU can start to take shape.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Also appears here: 'The European Race Directive: A Bridge So Far?' in The Consultative Council of Jewish Organisations (eds.), World Conference Against Racism (London, Kluwer Law International, 2002). (8,051 words).
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jake Newell
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 12:23
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 12:23

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