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(p. 783) 18. Article 14 (Freedom from Discrimination in Respect of Protected Convention Rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in Respect of ‘any Right Set Forth by Law’) 

(p. 783) 18. Article 14 (Freedom from Discrimination in Respect of Protected Convention Rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in Respect of ‘any Right Set Forth by Law’)
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(p. 783) 18. Article 14 (Freedom from Discrimination in Respect of Protected Convention Rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in Respect of ‘any Right Set Forth by Law’)
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David Harris

, Michael O’Boyle

, Ed Bates

, and Carla Buckley

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199606399.003.0018
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date: 07 December 2019

This chapter discusses Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which addresses discrimination. Article 14 is a ‘parasitic’ provision, i.e. it only applies to ‘rights and freedoms set forth’ in the Convention and its Protocols; it ‘only complements’ those other substantive provisions. However, the importance of Article 14 is evident in the growing number of cases over the last decade, including important judgments and decisions concerning discrimination based on sexual orientation and allegations of racial discrimination.

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