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(p. 631) 24. Freedom from Discrimination 

(p. 631) 24. Freedom from Discrimination
(p. 631) 24. Freedom from Discrimination

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

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date: 06 July 2020

This chapter examines the protection of the freedom of discrimination in the European Convention on Human Rights, discusses the provisions of Article 14 and Protocol 12, and explains the issues to consider in evaluating allegations of violations of Article 14. It highlights the problems in the application of Article 14 and suggests that the range of ratifications to Protocol 12 does not suggest that the development of a generic equality law under the Convention is foreseeable. The chapter also analyses the decisions made by the Strasbourg Court in relation to Article 14 and Protocol 12. It notes the development of indirect discrimination and the Court’s increasing use of ‘stereotyping’ and vulnerability in its judgments.

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