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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404084_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; France: Recent Court Decisions on Islamic Veil Bans http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404071_text Discrimination; Freedom of information; Human rights - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404071_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: People with HIV/AIDS Protected Against Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404017_text Discrimination; HIV/AIDS - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404017_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Racial Profiling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404005_text Discrimination; Judiciary; Minority rights; Social welfare - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404005_text Global Legal Monitor: Georgia: Controversy over Anti-Discrimination Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403969_text Discrimination; Minority rights - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403969_text Global Legal Monitor: France: 2010 Law Banning Full Islamic Veil Challenged in Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403814_text Discrimination; Freedom of religion - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403814_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Draft Legislation on Civil Partnerships for Same-Sex Couples http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403745_text Discrimination; Families; Human rights - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403745_text Global Legal Monitor: World Bank: Legal Barriers to Economic Equality for Women Still Exist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403728_text Discrimination; Families - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403728_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Supreme Court Gives Out-of-Wedlock Children Equal Inheritance Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Children; Families; Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Kedah State Considering Anti-Shia Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403680_text Discrimination; Church and state relations - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403680_text Global Legal Monitor: Organization of American States: Western Hemisphere Countries Sign Conventions Against Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403632_text Discrimination; International affairs - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403632_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Discrimination Against Transgendered Persons Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403535_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403535_text Global Legal Monitor: Moldova: Various Forms of Discrimination Are Banned by Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403410_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403410_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Rights Commissioner Urges Repeal of Homophobic Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403159_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403159_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Court of Appeal Finds Non-Payment of Family Caregivers to Be Discriminatory http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403146_text Discrimination; Home and outpatient care - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403146_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe: Austerity Measures in Europe Deemed to Increase Racism and Xenophobia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403134_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403134_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights: Court Sides with Turkey in Case Involving Anti-Roma Comments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403101_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403101_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Right to IVF Treatment Not Dependent on Sexual Orientation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402893_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402893_text Global Legal Monitor: Sweden: Refusal of Entry into Store Not Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402895_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402895_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Council for Armed Forces Approves Anti-Discrimination Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402871_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402871_text Global Legal Monitor: Bulgaria; United Nations: Human Rights Office Calls for Protection of Roma from Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402835_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402835_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: Homosexual Inmates Granted Right to Conjugal Visits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402736_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402736_text Global Legal Monitor: U.N. Human Rights Council: First Resolution Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402721_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402721_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Law on Discrimination Based on Caste http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402687_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402687_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel: Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Public Places http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402622_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402622_text Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Constitutionality of Government Memo Imposing Racial Profiling Challenged http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402477_text Constitution; Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402477_text Global Legal Monitor: Bolivia: Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402377_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402377_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Supreme Court Decides Sex Discrimination Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402331_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402331_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: New Mechanism to Focus on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402300_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402300_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Rules Fair Housing Act Protects Condominium Residents from Religious Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401732_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401732_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Amnesty International Worker Wins Discrimination Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401618_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401618_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Divided Supreme Court Addresses Reverse Discrimination Claim http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401430_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401430_text Global Legal Monitor: Bosnia-Herzegovina: Draft Anti-Discrimination Law Creates Controversy over Gay Marriage Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401408_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401408_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Red Cross Can Refuse Blood from Homosexual Donors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401314_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401314_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Discrimination Against the Disabled Outlawed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401147_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401147_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Criticism of Israel and Religions Dropped from Racism Conference Agenda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401152_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401152_text Global Legal Monitor: Nigeria: Bill on Discriminating Against Persons Living with AIDS http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401097_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401097_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: New Law Overturns Supreme Court Ruling on Statute of Limitations in Pay Discrimination Lawsuits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401018_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401018_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: PM Pledges to Ban Dowry System, Criminalize Caste-Based Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540968_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540968_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 Signed into Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540562_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On May 21, 2008 the President signed into law House bill H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (";GINA";). GINA provides broad protection from discrimination against individuals based on their genetic information.To accomplish its... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540562_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules 1866 Civil Rights Provision Encompasses Retaliation Claims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540563_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On May 21, 2008 the President signed into law House bill H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (";GINA";). GINA provides broad protection from discrimination against individuals based on their genetic information.To accomplish its On May 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 codified at 42 U.S.C. andsect; 1981, which protects against racial discrimination in the making and enforcing of contracts, also... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540563_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Anti-Discrimination Legislation for Homosexuals Abandoned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540422_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On May 21, 2008 the President signed into law House bill H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (";GINA";). GINA provides broad protection from discrimination against individuals based on their genetic information.To accomplish its On May 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 codified at 42 U.S.C. andsect; 1981, which protects against racial discrimination in the making and enforcing of contracts, also It has recently been reported that the European Commission has given up its intention to introduce a directive to safeguard the rights of homosexuals, to the dismay of gay and lesbian activists. The Commission has the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540422_text Global Legal Monitor: India: Prohibition of Women as Bartenders Voided http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540213_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On May 21, 2008 the President signed into law House bill H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (";GINA";). GINA provides broad protection from discrimination against individuals based on their genetic information.To accomplish its On May 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 codified at 42 U.S.C. andsect; 1981, which protects against racial discrimination in the making and enforcing of contracts, also It has recently been reported that the European Commission has given up its intention to introduce a directive to safeguard the rights of homosexuals, to the dismay of gay and lesbian activists. The Commission has the On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540213_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: Breast Cancer Survivor Regained Position in the Military http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540144_text Discrimination - On July 17, 2014, Niilo Jaaskinen, the Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), issued an opinion in a case involving a man who worked as a public employee in The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that the French ban on veiling one's face in public does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights. (S.A.S. v. France, Eur. Ct. H.R. (July On June 2, 2014, Brazil promulgated Law No. 12,984 (Lei No. 12.984, de 2 de Junho de 2014, PLANALTO), which criminalizes discrimination against people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. This Law establishes that discriminatory The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamne pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister, recently spoke in support of a proposed law against discrimination now pending before Georgia's parliament. He said that while the draft law would protect people from discrimination on the basis of In October 2010, France enacted a law banning the concealment of one's face in public (Loi nanddeg; 2010-1192 du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l'espace public [Law No. 2010-1192 of October It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai A report issued by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on September 24, 2013, found that in most of the countries of the world there are still legal barriers that block women's economic Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will On May 25, 2012, the Parliament of Moldova passed the Law on Enforcement of Equality. The Law was promulgated by the President on May 28, 2012 (Moldovan Parliament Adopted Law on Protection of Navanethem Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, honored International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, 2012, by issuing a statement calling for the end of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 3, 2012, the European Commission on Racism and Xenophobia (ECRI) of the Council of Europe (COE), in its annual report, noted that, in general, religious intolerance and discrimination continue to exist in COE Member On March 15, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in the case of Aksu v. Turkey and held that Turkey did not infringe on the applicant's right On October 13, 2011, the Stockholm District Court found that a Swedish Vandaring;rdcentral [public health provider] had discriminated against a homosexual woman who wanted to undergo a preliminary medical test in order to receive an in In October 2011, the Swedish Supreme Court decided not to hear a discrimination case on a fur store owner's refusal to admit four Romani customers into his store because he was closing for lunch. As a On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms Beginning on September 23, 2011, Bulgaria has experienced demonstrations against the Roma people, an ethnic minority, which were set off when a Bulgarian was killed in a traffic accident blamed on a van driven by a In June 2011, the Brazilian National Council on Criminal and Prison Policy (Conselho Nacional de Politica Criminal e Penitenciandaacute;ria) issued an administrative act (resoluandccedil;andatilde;o) granting homosexual inmates the right to have conjugal visits. The new act On June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), by a narrow margin of 23-19 (with three abstentions), adopted its first resolution on rights for homosexuals and transgendered individuals, calling for an end to On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been On March 30, 2011, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed a second amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services, and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 5761-2000. The Law prohibits discrimination in It was reported on January 13, 2011, that the High Court in Mombasa is looking into the constitutionality of a government-issued confidential internal memo which calls for Kenyan Muslims and Kenyans of Arab or Asian descent On October 8, 2010, the President of Bolivia signed the Law Against Racism and Any Form of Discrimination (Law 45, Gaceta Oficial de Bolivia (Oct. 8, 2010, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/verGratis/138670). The Law is designed to establish mechanisms On October 22, 2010, Finland's Supreme Court decided that a Lutheran clergyman was guilty of discrimination based on gender. The case stemmed from a 2007 incident in which the clergyman, a member of the conservative Lutheran The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted by consensus on October 1, 2010, at its 15th session, a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) to create a new mechanism for the acceleration of the elimination of discrimination against women A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact It was reported on June 3, 2009, that the Inter-Religion Council of Bosnia, a representative body of the Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish communities established after the 1992-1995 civil war in that country in order to On May 27, 2009, the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania, a division of the Australian island state's Magistrates Court, found that the Australian Red Cross policy of refusing blood donations from sexually active homosexual males was not On March 9, 2009, the Nigerian Senate passed into law a bill outlawing discrimination against the disabled. This law, which was sponsored by Senator Bode Olajumoke of Ondo State, requires government and public organizations to make A draft resolution for the upcoming Durban Review Conference, organized by the United Nations, has reportedly been changed to drop criticism of Israel and not to include references to "defamation of religion." According to U.N. officials, It was reported on March 3, 2009, that a bill that makes discriminating against people living with HIV and AIDS a criminal offense is under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives. The bill underwent a second On January 29, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reverses a 2007 Supreme Court decision interpreting the statute of limitations for lawsuits under Title VII of the It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On May 21, 2008 the President signed into law House bill H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (";GINA";). GINA provides broad protection from discrimination against individuals based on their genetic information.To accomplish its On May 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 codified at 42 U.S.C. andsect; 1981, which protects against racial discrimination in the making and enforcing of contracts, also It has recently been reported that the European Commission has given up its intention to introduce a directive to safeguard the rights of homosexuals, to the dismay of gay and lesbian activists. The Commission has the On December 6, 2007, the Supreme Court of India annulled on grounds of discrimination section 30 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, which prohibited hiring men below The Seoul Administrative Court rendered a judgment on October 4, 2007, that revoked the Defense Ministry's decision to discharge a female lieutenant colonel in the first reserve, Pi Ujin. Pi is a breast cancer survivor. After... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540144_text