"The European Union as Protector and Promotor of Equality" by Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich (editor)
"The European Union as Protector and Promotor of Equality" is the title of the new book by Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich (editor). It has been published in Springer Verlag and focuses on the mission of the European Union as protector and promoter of equality, especially with regard to migrants, refugees, members of ethnic or religious minorities and LGBTI persons.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich considers the importance of the anti-discrimination objective of the European Union, especially with regard to exposed groups such as migrants, refugees, members of ethnic or religious minorities and LGBTI persons.
The process of European integration has been particularly characterised by equality and non-discrimination in view of the core principles of the international community, as reflected for example in the UN Charter or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The European Union is based on the values of equality and non-discrimination, which means that the concept of diversity, pluralism and equality has always been inherent in the process of European integration. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU contains the most modern and comprehensive catalogue of prohibited grounds of discrimination, supplementing the catalogue enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. EU law has given new impulses to anti-discrimination law both within Europe and beyond.
The contributions in this book focus on how effective and credible the EU has been in combatting discrimination both inside and outside Europe. The authors present various (mostly legal) aspects of this issue and examine them from different perspectives within and outside Europe.
The book is the first part in the series "European Union and its Neighbours in a Globalized World" and has been published by Springer Verlag. For more information also on how and where to order the book, please go here.