Anti-Discrimination law in Civil law Jurisdictions

This paper, which is based on the Introduction to a 2019 book published with OUP, argues that antidiscrimination law still poses a certain number of problems in civil law jurisdictions. It provides some explanations why such problems continue to exist which range from a spectrum of legal to broader cultural, political and societal issues but argues that depending on the time frame, the jurisdiction, the ground of discrimination, and the area of law one looks at one obtains a more nuanced picture, indicating that a certain acceptance of antidiscrimination law in civil law systems can be observed.