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Access_open State Obligations to Counter Islamophobia: Comparing Fault Lines in the International Supervisory Practice of the HRC/ICCPR, the ECtHR and the AC/FCNM

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 3 2020
Trefwoorden Human rights, positive state obligations, islamophobia, international supervisory mechanisms
Auteurs Kristin Henrard
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Islamophobia, like xenophobia, points to deep-seated, ingrained discrimination against a particular group, whose effective enjoyment of fundamental rights is impaired. This in turn triggers the human rights obligations of liberal democratic states, more particularly states’ positive obligations (informed by reasonability considerations) to ensure that fundamental rights are effectively enjoyed, and thus also respected in interpersonal relationships. This article identifies and compares the fault lines in the practice of three international human rights supervisory mechanisms in relation to Islamophobia, namely the Human Rights Committee (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), the European Court of Human Rights (European Convention on Human Rights) and the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The supervisory practice is analysed in two steps: The analysis of each international supervisory mechanism’s jurisprudence, in itself, is followed by the comparison of the fault lines. The latter comparison is structured around the two main strands of strategies that states could adopt in order to counter intolerance: On the one hand, the active promotion of tolerance, inter alia through education, awareness-raising campaigns and the stimulation of intercultural dialogue; on the other, countering acts informed by intolerance, in terms of the prohibition of discrimination (and/or the effective enjoyment of substantive fundamental rights). Having regard to the respective strengths and weaknesses of the supervisory practice of these three international supervisory mechanisms, the article concludes with some overarching recommendations.


Kristin Henrard
Kristin Henrard is Professor International Human Rights and Minorities, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Article

Access_open Age Barriers in Healthcare

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2020
Trefwoorden age discrimination, age equality, health care
Auteurs Rachel Horton
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Age limits, minimum and maximum, and both explicit and ‘covert’, are still used in the National Health Service to determine access to a range of health interventions, including infertility services and cancer screening and treatment. Evidence suggests that chronological age is used as a proxy for a host of characteristics in determining access to healthcare: as a proxy for the capacity of an individual to benefit from an intervention; for the type of harm that may result from an intervention; for the likelihood of such benefit or harm occurring; and, in some cases, for other indicators used to determine what may be in the patient’s interest. Age is used as a proxy in this way in making decisions about both individual patients and wider populations; it may be used where no better ‘marker’ for the relevant characteristic exists or – for reasons including cost, practicality or fairness – in preference to other available markers. This article reviews the justifications for using age in this way in the context of the existing legal framework on age discrimination in the provision of public services.


Rachel Horton
Lecturer University of Reading.
Article

Access_open Too Immature to Vote?

A Philosophical and Psychological Argument to Lower the Voting Age

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2020
Trefwoorden voting age, children’s rights, youth enfranchisement, democracy, votes at 16
Auteurs Tommy Peto
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article argues in favour of lowering the voting age to 16. First, it outlines a respect-based account of democracy where the right to vote is grounded in a respect for citizens’ autonomous capacities. It then outlines a normative account of autonomy, modelled on Rawls’s two moral powers, saying what criteria must be met for an individual to possess a (pro tanto) moral right to vote. Second, it engages with empirical psychology to show that by the age of 16 (if not earlier) individuals have developed all of the cognitive components of autonomy. Therefore, since 16- and 17-year-olds (and quite probably those a little younger) possess the natural features required for autonomy, then, to the extent that respect for autonomy requires granting political rights including the right to vote – and barring some special circumstances that apply only to them – 16- and 17-year-olds should be granted the right to vote.


Tommy Peto
University of Oxford.
Rechtsbescherming

Nieuwe richtlijn over bescherming klokkenluiders in de Europese Unie: inhoud en eerste analyse

Tijdschrift Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht, Aflevering 5-6 2020
Trefwoorden klokkenluiders, rechtsbescherming, uitingsvrijheid, arbeidsrecht
Auteurs Mr. E.W. Jurjens
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In een nieuwe richtlijn is de bescherming van klokkenluiders in Europa, geïnspireerd door onder meer artikel 10 EVRM, gecodificeerd. De richtlijn biedt een bredere bescherming voor klokkenluiders dan momenteel naar Nederlands recht geldt, maar beperkt deze bescherming wel tot meldingen van klokkenluiders over inbreuken op specifieke delen van het Unierecht. De Nederlandse wetgever zal moeten bezien hoeveel gebruik er gaat worden gemaakt van de ruimte die de richtlijn biedt om verdergaande bescherming te realiseren, in het bijzonder door de bescherming uit te breiden tot meldingen van klokkenluiders over inbreuken op andere (rechts)gebieden.
    Richtlijn (EU) 2019/1937 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad van 23 oktober 2019 inzake de bescherming van personen die inbreuken op het Unierecht melden, PbEU 2019, L 305


Mr. E.W. Jurjens
Mr. E.W. (Emiel) Jurjens is advocaat bij Kennedy Van der Laan.
Vrij verkeer

Access_open Gewezen EU-werknemer behoudt verblijfsrecht bij werkloosheid na twee weken werken

Tijdschrift Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht, Aflevering 3-4 2020
Trefwoorden vrij verkeer werknemers, werkzoekende, verblijfsrecht, toegang tot uitkering
Auteurs Dr. mr. B.P. ter Haar
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In deze zaak geeft het Hof van Justitie voor het eerst uitleg aan artikel 7 lid 3 onder c Richtlijn 2004/38/EG. De taalkundige onduidelijkheid in deze bepaling leidde in de zaak Tarola tot de vraag of een werknemer die na twee weken te hebben gewerkt onvrijwillig werkloos wordt, de status als werknemer behoudt. Het Hof van Justitie antwoordt hier bevestigend op waarbij nog eens wordt bevestigd dat het Hof van Justitie streeft naar een interpretatie van het begrip werknemer waar zo veel mogelijk personen onder vallen.
    HvJ 11 april 2019, zaak C-483/17, ECLI:EU:C:2019:309 (Neculai Tarola/Minister for Social Protection)


Dr. mr. B.P. ter Haar
Dr. mr. B.P. (Beryl) ter Haar is universitair docent en academisch coördinator advanced master Global and European Labour Law (GELL) aan de Universiteit Leiden en Visiting professor Universiteit Warschau.

    The entry into force of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) pushed state obligations to counter prejudice and stereotypes concerning people with disabilities to the forefront of international human rights law. The CRPD is underpinned by a model of inclusive equality, which views disability as a social construct that results from the interaction between persons with impairments and barriers, including attitudinal barriers, that hinder their participation in society. The recognition dimension of inclusive equality, together with the CRPD’s provisions on awareness raising, mandates that states parties target prejudice and stereotypes about the capabilities and contributions of persons with disabilities to society. Certain human rights treaty bodies, including the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and, to a much lesser extent, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, require states to eradicate harmful stereotypes and prejudice about people with disabilities in various forms of interpersonal relationships. This trend is also reflected, to a certain extent, in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. This article assesses the extent to which the aforementioned human rights bodies have elaborated positive obligations requiring states to endeavour to change ‘hearts and minds’ about the inherent capabilities and contributions of people with disabilities. It analyses whether these bodies have struck the right balance in elaborating positive obligations to eliminate prejudice and stereotypes in interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, it highlights the convergences or divergences that are evident in the bodies’ approaches to those obligations.


Andrea Broderick
Andrea Broderick is Assistant Professor at the Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Artikel

Access_open De verdachte is dood, leve het strafproces?

De straf(proces)rechtelijke gevolgen van de dood van de verdachte of veroordeelde nader bezien

Tijdschrift Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Strafrecht, Aflevering 3 2020
Trefwoorden dood verdachte/veroordeelde, ontvankelijkheid OM, artikel 69 Sr, artikel 6:1:21 Sv, artikel 16 Wet op de economische delicten
Auteurs Mr. dr. E.M. (Eelco) Moerman en Mr. dr. J.H.B. (Joeri) Bemelmans
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In deze bijdrage staan de auteurs stil bij de straf(proces)rechtelijke gevolgen van de dood van de verdachte of veroordeelde en de ratio van die gevolgen. Onderzocht wordt welke uitzonderingen er bestaan op het uitgangspunt dat de rechten tot strafvervolging en strafexecutie vervallen door de dood van de verdachte of veroordeelde en of het uitgangspunt en de uitzonderingen daarop een coherent systeem vormen. Voorgesteld wordt om enkele bijzondere sanctiemodaliteiten te schrappen en om een commune maatregel te introduceren waarmee kan worden voorkomen dat in beslag genomen goederen die van misdrijf afkomstig blijken, aan de erfgenamen van de overledene ten deel vallen.


Mr. dr. E.M. (Eelco) Moerman
Mr. dr. E.M. Moerman is medewerker bij het Wetenschappelijk Bureau van de Hoge Raad.

Mr. dr. J.H.B. (Joeri) Bemelmans
Mr. dr. J.H.B. Bemelmans is medewerker bij het Wetenschappelijk Bureau van de Hoge Raad.
Discussie

Access_open Biopolitics and the Coronavirus

Foucault, Agamben, Žižek

Tijdschrift Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Aflevering 1 2020
Trefwoorden Biopolitics, Coronavirus, Rule of law, Foucault, Agamben
Auteurs Lukas van den Berge
Auteursinformatie

Lukas van den Berge
Lukas van den Berge is assistant professor of legal theory at Utrecht University.

    In a surprise decision, with potentially wide-ranging ramifications, an Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that ‘workers’ as well as traditional ‘employees’ are covered by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).


Colin Leckey
Colin Leckey is a Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP.
Case Law

2020/1 EELC’s review of the year 2019

Tijdschrift European Employment Law Cases, Aflevering 1 2020
Auteurs Ruben Houweling, Daiva Petrylaitė, Peter Schöffmann e.a.
Samenvatting

    Various of our academic board analysed employment law cases from last year. However, first, we start with some general remarks.


Ruben Houweling

Daiva Petrylaitė

Peter Schöffmann

Attila Kun

Francesca Maffei

Jean-Philippe Lhernould

Niklas Bruun

Jan-Pieter Vos

Luca Ratti

Anthony Kerr

Petr Hůrka

Michal Vrajík

    On 3 October 2019, in case C-274/18 (Schuch-Ghannadan), the ECJ held that a national regulation, which provides for different maximum total durations of successive fixed-term employment contracts for part-time workers on the one hand and full-time workers on the other, could result in a discrimination of part-time workers and an indirect discrimination of women.


Ines Kager
Mag. Ines Kager is teaching and research assistant at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

    In a decision with implications for unfair dismissal law generally, the UK’s Supreme Court (SC) ruled that it is not always necessary for a dismissing manager to know about whistleblowing disclosures made by an employee in order for that dismissal to be automatically unfair.


Richard Lister
Richard Lister is a Managing Practice Development Lawyer at Lewis Silkin LLP
Rulings

ECJ 27 February 2020, case C-298/18 (Grafe and Pohle), Transfer of Undertakings

Reiner Grafe and Jürgen Pohle – v – Südbrandenburger Nahverkehrs GmbH and OSL Bus GmbH, German case

Tijdschrift European Employment Law Cases, Aflevering 1 2020
Trefwoorden Transfer of undertakings
Samenvatting

    In the context of a takeover of an activity which requires substantial operating resources, not transferring the substantial operating resources cannot necessarily preclude the classification as a transfer of an undertaking, since other factual circumstances make it possible to establish that the identity of the economic entity has been retained.

    Failure to reinstate an employee upon her return from parental leave in her initial position or a similar position with equivalent remuneration can constitute indirect gender discrimination.


Claire Toumieux

Susan Ekrami
Claire Toumieux and Susan Ekrami are a partner and a senior associate with Allen & Overy LLP in Paris, www.allenovery.com.
Annotatie

Ontslag en wijziging van arbeidsvoorwaarden na overgang: ‘no hay mayor dificultad que la poca voluntad’

Tijdschrift Arbeidsrechtelijke Annotaties, Aflevering 3 2019
Trefwoorden Overgang van onderneming, Ontslagbescherming, Eto-redenen, Wijziging arbeidsvoorwaarden, Harmonisatie van arbeidsvoorwaarden
Auteurs Mr. dr. R.M. Beltzer en Mr. B.C.L. Kanen
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    De auteurs betogen in deze annotatie dat het Europese Hof van Justitie zijn rechtspraak ten aanzien van ontslagbescherming bij overgang van onderneming voortzet, en dat duidelijker wordt dat deze bescherming verre van absoluut is. De uitspraak vormt voor de auteurs reden voor een bespiegeling over de (gewenste) balans tussen ontslagbescherming en ontslagrechtvaardiging. Zij gaan daarbij tevens in op de mogelijkheid arbeidsvoorwaarden te wijzigen en oordelen dat de wijzigingsbevoegdheid die de Europese richtlijn aan lidstaten biedt niet te beperkt moet worden opgevat.


Mr. dr. R.M. Beltzer
Mr. dr. R.M. Beltzer is juridisch adviseur te Amsterdam.

Mr. B.C.L. Kanen
Mr. B.C.L. Kanen is advocaat te Amsterdam.
Artikel

Top-down and out?

Reassessing the labelling approach in the light of corporate deviance

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden labelling, corporate crime, moral entrepreneurs, peer group, late modernity
Auteurs Anna Merz M.A.
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Multi-national corporations are increasingly facing attention and disapproval by different actors, including authorities, public and (non-) commercial organizations. Digital globalization and especially social media as a low-cost, highly interactive and multidirectional platform shape a unique context for this rising attention. In the literature, much attention has been devoted to top-down approaches and strategies that corporations use to avoid stigmatization and sanctioning of their behaviour. Reactions to corporate harm are, however, seldom researched from a labelling perspective. As a result, corporations are not considered as objects towards whom labelling is targeted but rather as actors who hamper such processes and who, as moral entrepreneurs, influence which behaviour is labelled deviant. Based on theoretical analysis of literature and case studies, this article will discuss how the process of labelling has changed in light of the digitalized, late-modern society and consequently, how the process should be revisited to be applicable for corporate deviance. Given a diversification of moral entrepreneurs and increasingly dependency of labelling and meaning-making on the online sphere, two new forms of labelling are introduced that specifically target institutions; that is bottom-up and horizontal labelling.


Anna Merz M.A.
Anna Merz is promovendus aan de Sectie Criminologie van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
Pending Cases

Case C-511/19, Age discrimination

AB – v – Olympiako Athlitiko Kentro Athinon – Spyros Louis, reference lodged by the Areios Pagos (Greece) on 4 July 2019

Tijdschrift European Employment Law Cases, Aflevering 4 2019
Trefwoorden Age discrimination

Case Reports

2019/47 Transfer of undertakings does not include temporary agency workers (AT)

Tijdschrift European Employment Law Cases, Aflevering 4 2019
Trefwoorden Transfer of undertakings, Transfer, Employees who transfer/refuse to transfer
Auteurs Thomas B. Pfalz
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In a series of rulings the Austrian Supreme Court has made it clear that temporary agency workers are transferred to the transferee only if they are assigned to the transferor on a permanent basis. According to the Court, the facts of the cases at hand are not comparable to those of the ECJ ruling in Albron Catering BV (C-242/09). Hence the temporary agency workers remain with their original employer. However, some aspects of the Court’s reasoning seem unclear if not contradictory with regard to other recent judgments.


Thomas B. Pfalz
Thomas B. Pfalz is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Law at the University of Klagenfurt.
Case Reports

2019/43 Dismissal after childbirth-related leave (DK)

Tijdschrift European Employment Law Cases, Aflevering 4 2019
Trefwoorden Gender discrimination
Auteurs Christian K. Clasen
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The Danish Western High Court has ruled that the dismissal of an employee shortly after returning from childbirth-related leave did not constitute discrimination within the meaning of the Danish Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women.


Christian K. Clasen
Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen.
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