‘Equal is not Enough’ is the title of a series of conferences that has aimed, over the years, to generate a better understanding of what shapes and reshapes inequalities by inviting and promoting multi-disciplinary insights and reflection. One of the conferences – hosted at Antwerp University in February 2015 – focused on discrimination law. The conveners welcomed papers on the relationship between social policy and discrimination law (or closely related human rights issues), which investigate the tensions and (in)compatibilities between the respective aims and tools of social policy and discrimination law. They were particularly interested in contributions that transcend legal technicalities and reflect on the function of discrimination law as part of a wider social policy in the European Union and its member states. Following a very strict selection procedure conducted by the editors and rigorous peer review, a collection of papers from the conference now appears in this book, Equal is not Enough, which takes its name from the title of the conference. In short, within this volume, the reader will find a selection of high-quality papers presented at this conference, organised by the Flemish Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies (a consortium of the Universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt and Leuven). This publication is aimed at researchers, but it will also be of interest to practitioners of discrimination law who would like to enhance their scientific background.
Introduction (p. 1)
The Importance of Equality Law and Human Rights in Addressing Socio-Economic Inequality (p. 5)
Housing Rights and the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers. Towards Positive Action Measures from the Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights? (p. 27)
The Rights to Work of People with Disabilities. The Obligation to Accommodate as an Emanation of the Contemporary Approach to Disability (p. 51)
Indirect Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation and Religion (p. 73)
Reconsidering Civic Integration Policies for Migrants through the Lens of Socio-Economic Status. Examples of Belgian and Dutch Legal Orders (p. 93)
Does Equality Law Make a Difference? Social Science Research on the Effect of Discrimination Law on (Potential) Victims (p. 117)
From a 'Relative' to a 'Relational' Equality: Rethinking Comparability in the Light of Relational Accounts of Social Justice (p. 135)
In de tweetalige reeks Discriminatierecht in theorie en praktijk / Discrimination Law in Theory and Practice verschijnen studies die actuele ontwikkelingen in het discriminatierecht identificeren en duiden. De reeks is gericht zowel op academici als beleidsmakers.