Comparative Analysis of National Measures to Combat Discrimination Outside Employment and Occupation
This report set out in brief form the law across the EU Member States, Bulgaria and Romania relating to discrimination on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion and belief and age (the “relevant grounds”), to the extent that such discrimination falls outside the current scope of EC law. The report is drawn up on the basis of detailed reports in respect of each of the countries surveyed, and a further five (“comparator”) countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. Much of the report focuses on the law of the existing and prospective EU Member states, but occasional reference is made to the comparator countries. In conclusion the study declares that all the European Countries surveyed exceed EU requirements in at least some respects, and that in many cases the protection provided in excess of EU requirements is very significant.