European Anti-Discrimination Law

Course titleEuropean Anti-Discrimination Law
Chair of Labour and Social Security Law Sciences and Social Work
Number of ECTS credits4 Mario Vinković
Office AddressRadićeva 13 73
Telephone+385 31 224 573
Course content

Defining direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment, multiple discrimination, special measures and reasonable accommodation measures. Legal foundations of the prohibition of discrimination in EU law, Council of Europe law and national law. Sex/gender and gender identity; gender inequalities. Discrimination of persons with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities and difficulties in the field of mental health Discrimination based on ethnicity, migration, refugee status. Theoretical approaches to the protection of human rights, especially women, persons with disabilities and the elderly. National and international legal framework for combating discrimination (sources, mechanisms, types of disputes, role of special ombudsmen (for gender equality, for persons with disabilities and ombudsmen)). The relevant judicial review of the Court of the EU, the European Court of Human Rights and national courts is important for understanding the issue, the perception of the scope and limitations of judicial interpretation, and the necessary changes pro futuro. European anti-discrimination legislation as part of the ethical standards of social workers.

Course learning outcomes

Explanation of the definition of direct and indirect and multiple discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment., Explanation of the causes, consequences and specifics of discrimination based on different legal grounds (sex/gender, racial or ethnic affiliation, age, disability, sexual/sexual orientation, etc.)., Comparison of theoretical approaches to protection against discrimination based on different legal bases (feminist legal theories, approaches to disability, concept of disability, etc.)., Identification of national and supranational mechanisms necessary to achieve legal protection in cases of discrimination., Critical comparison of legal regulations governing protection against discrimination., Ability to apply EU anti-discrimination legislation and relevant international conventions related to anti-discrimination in social work practice.,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☑ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☑ Colloquium
Required reading
Vasiljević, Snježana; Vinković, Mario. Temeljna prava i zabrana diskriminacije u praksi europskih i nacionalnih sudova. 2019. Narodne novine, Zagreb
. Recentna sudska praksa Suda EU i Europskog suda za ljudska prava. 0.
Dominelli, Lena. Anti-racist social work. Revised version . 2012. Springer
. Izabrani članci iz znanstvene revije Journal of Human Rights and Social Work . 0. Dostupno na:
Zaviršek, Darja; Rajgelj, Barbara. Anti-Refugee Sentiment without Refugees: Human Rights Violations and Social Work in Post-Socialist Countries of Southeastern Europe in their Social Contexts. 2018. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. Vol 4, 1, Dostupno na:
. Global social work Statement of Ethical Principles, IASSW. 2018. Dostupno na:
Optional reading
Vinković, Mario (ur.) . Priručnik o diskriminaciji i mobingu na radnom mjestu. 2016. (Izabrana poglavlja), Zagreb
Vasiljević, Snježana. Slično i različito, diskriminacija u Europskoj uniji i Republici Hrvatskoj. 0. (Izabrana poglavlja)