From ILO Standards to EU Law: The Case of Equality Between Men and Women at Work

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This book portrays the achievements and progress of equality at work between men and women. The relevant UN Conventions, the ILO Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the numerous ILO Conventions and Recommendations on the development of equality are recalled. The European Union has applied and developed the universal ILO standards, empowering rights of equality with effective remedies through EU legislation and enforcement by its Court of Justice. The issues covered include equal remuneration and treatment, positive or affirmative action, dignity of the worker, maternity protection, part-time work and indirect discrimination, workers with family responsibilities and child care. New perspectives, policies and trends are discussed in a conclusion.

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Chapter 1 The United Nations
Chapter 3 The Council of Europe
Chapter 7 Equal Treatment
Chapter 8 Protective Measures for Women
Chapter 9 The Protection of Pregnancy and Maternity and Parental
Chapter 10 Workers with Family Responsibilities and Child Care
Chapter 11 PartTime Work and Indirect Discrimination
Chapter 12 The Burden Of Proof and Indirect Discrimination
Chapter 14 Positive or Affirmative Action
Part IV New Challenges and the Decent Work Agenda
Chapter 15 Challenges Achievements and Trends
Select ILO Conventions Excerpts
Select EU Laws Excerpts
Alphabetical List of Cited Cases of the European Court of Justice
Select Bibliography

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Eve C. Landau, LL.B. (London) Docteur en Droit (Paris), Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Professor of Law at Webster University Geneva, formerly also at the Universities of Luxembourg, Geneva, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. Former external collaborator of the ILO. She has written many books and articles on International and European legal topics. Author of The Rights of Working Women in the European Community, published by the Commission of the European Communities in the European Perspectives Series.

Yves Beigbeder, Doctor in Law (Grenoble), a former WHO official and lecturer at European and North American universities, and for UNITAR (Geneva), is now Legal Counsel for international civil servants. He has written many books and articles on international organizations, the international civil service and international criminal tribunals.

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