5th Equality Directive

Election benchmarks on the 5th Equal Treatment Directive

 

BUG has submitted election benchmarks on the Fifth Equal Treatment Directive to the federal political parties. The answers received so far can be found here (German).

BUG observes new legal and political initiatives of the EU anti-discrimination protection.

You can find information here on COM (2008) 426, the draft directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion, disability age, or sexual orientation beyond employment, the so-called Fifth Equal Treatment Directive.

Draft EU directive 2008/426

BUG has analysed which additions would have to be made to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG), if the Ffith Equal Treatment Directive wer to be implemented. There are only a few.

You can find details here (available only in German):

Supplements to AGG after the adoption of the 5th Equal Treatment Directive

In this analysis by Alexander Klose for the DGB federal board, the need for improvements to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) is clarified.

Legal analysis on behalf of the German Federation of Trade Unions, written by Alexander Klose.


As the federal government is categorically opposed to the negotiation and adoption of the Fifth Equal Treatment Directive, several minor interpellations have been initiated in the Bundestag:

Minor interpellation of the Green parliamentary group on 23/12/2009

and the response of the federal government on 12/1/2010

Minor interpellation of the Green parliamentary group on 25/2/2010

and the response of the federal government on 12/3/2010


Further information (only available in German):

First reading in the Bundestag on 22/4/2010

Application of the Green Parliamentary Group on 3/24/2010

Statement by Amnesty International

Opinion of the German Trade Union Federation

 

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