Anti Discrimination Law
Anti Discrimination Law
Anno accademico 2019/2020
- Codice dell'attività didattica
- Prof. Mia Caielli (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studi
- Laurea magistrale in European Legal Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004)[0703M21]
- 1° anno
- SSD dell'attività didattica
- IUS/21 - diritto pubblico comparato
- Modalità di erogazione
- Lingua di insegnamento
- Modalità di frequenza
- Tipologia d'esame
The theories and practices of anti-discrimination law will be analysed in order to help students to make systematic interpretations of the various sources of law regarding discrimination and to improve the students' proficiency in analyzing judicial cases.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
By the end of the course students should have an overall awareness of the multilevel protection from different forms of discrimination and should be able to critically analyse the case-law interpreting the equality principle.
Modalità di insegnamento
Face-to-face classes will consist of lectures as well as interactive activities. Students will be encouraged to engage in a range of individual and group tasks during classes, including the discussion of the relevant material from course readings and the debate over selected case-law.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet guest lecturers such as public interest lawyers and experts of human rights lobbying and advocacy in the final part of the course.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Final exam is written. it consists of two parts: 1) multiple-choice quiz (50%) 2) short essay (50)%.
Students attending at least 70% of the classes may choose to be evalutated on a multiple-choice quiz (50%) and on a class presentation (50%).
Attività di supporto
Students will be provided with an ebook collecting all relevant European and domestic legislation.
For students attending classes: powerpoint presentations, readings and judicial decisions will be uploaded on the Moodle platform. Moreover, useful materials to participate in class interactive activities will be made available on the Moodle platform before the class takes place.
The course will begin with an introduction to the different concepts of equality and an overview of the U.S., European, and other national and international anti-discrimination law systems.
Particular attention will be paid to recent developments in the protection from discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, disability at the European level in light of the most significant domestic constitutional case-law as well as through the European Court of Human Rights and and the Court of Justice of the European Union leading cases.
The final part of the course will be dedicated to the role of advocacy, lobbying and litigation strategies in combating discrimination.
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
1) U. Belavusau-K. Hernard, EU Anti-Discrimination Law beyond Gender, Hart Publishing, 2018, §§ 1; 6; 8; 10; 14.
2) R. O'Connell, Cinderella Comes to the Ball: Article 14 and the Right to Non-Discrimination in the ECHR, in Legal Studies, Issue No. 2, 2009, free downolad at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1328531