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Discrimination on grounds of sex as regards social allowances : a little, a lot, ..., not at all

Denis Martin,
Membre du service juridique de la Commission européenne, Chargé de cours à l’Université catholique de Louvain

17 fvrier 2011 - Cour eur. dr. h., Andrle c. République tchèque

The European Court validates a legislation lowering the pensionable age for women who took care of children but not for men in the same situation. If submitted to the Court of Justice, the same legislation would be ruled incompatible with Union law. This diverging approach concerns not only the solution to the case, but even more the interpretation given to the concepts of discrimination and affimative action. Indeed, these are two conflicting views of equality.

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Arrêt commenté : Cour eur. dr. h., Andrle c. République tchèque, 17 février 2011