Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAnna-Maria Konsta
Course ID100001721

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims: a) to give the opportunity to students to apply the comparative legal method to a specific legal branch and in particular the law of equality and non-discrimination. And b) to enable them to approach from a comparative perspective the national, supranational and international sources of this branch, its fundamental concepts, the most important prohibited grounds of discrimination and the problems caused by the use of by these grounds in the public, social and private sphere. In particular, the specific learning objectives of the course are: students should be able to acquire, with the help of comparative law, the necessary knowledge that would allow them to comprehend: first, the basic legal concepts of equality and non-discrimination law (i.e. concepts such as formal and substantive equality and the concepts of direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and positive action). Second, the problems caused by discrimination based on one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination, and more specifically on sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. And third, the solutions to these problems given by the European Union and the ECHR law, the Greek law and some other representative national legal orders.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course approaches the law of equality and non-discrimination from a comparative perspective. For this purpose, it is divided into three parts. The first part examines the concept of comparative law, the importance and the peculiarities of its use in relation to the law of equality and non-discrimination, as well as the international, supranational and national sources of this law. The second part examines, with the help of comparative law, the basic legal concepts of equality law and non-discrimination (i.e. the concepts of formal and substantive equality and the concepts of direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and positive action). The third part explores the most important of the prohibited grounds of discrimination (i.e. gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability), the problems that generate discrimination based on one or more of these grounds, and finally the solutions that are given to these problems by the EU and the ECHR law and the national legal orders.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student evaluation with oral exams and written papers.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Corpus με κείμενα που έχει εκπονήσει η διδάσκουσα, αποσπάσματα από άρθρα και μελέτες άλλων συγγραφέων, νομοθετικό και νομολογιακό υλικό.
Additional bibliography for study
Burdeau G., Le Liberalisme, Editions du Seuil, 1979 Calvès G., L’affirmative action dans la jurisprudence de la Cour Suprême de Etats-Unies, Le problème de la discrimination positive, L.G.D.J, Paris, 1998 Commission Européenne, Perspectives internationales sur les mesures d’action positive, Etude comparative dans l’Union européenne, Au Canada, aux Etats-Unis et en Afrique du Sud, Maastricht 2009 Deliyanni-Dimitrakou Ch, «Egalité multidimensionnelle et discriminations multiples en droit comparé», Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé 3/2013, p. 657 et s. Deliyanni-Dimitrakou Ch, «Aspects du pluralisme juridique: quels droits pour les couples homosexuels en Europe?”», in M. Aligisakis, S. Daskalopoulou (eds), Multiculturalisme et Identités en Europe; Publications de l’Unstitut Européen de l’Université de Genève (10), Academia ; Université de Genève, L’Harmattan, 2012, p. 171 et seq. De Vos M., Au-delà de l’égalité formelle, L’action positive au titre des directives 2000/43 et 2000/78 Jammaud, Α. « Du principe d’égalité de traitement des salariés », Droit social, 1987, 2004, σ. 694 επ., Lochak D., «Reflexions sur la discrimination», Droit social, 1987, σ. 788 επ., Α. Lyon-Caen, Α. «L’égalité en droit du travail», Droit Social, 1990, σ. 69. Mercat-Bruns M., Discriminations en droit du travail, Dialogue avec la doctrine americane, Dalloz, 2013 Porta. J., «Discrimination, égalité et égalité de traitement », RDT, 2011, σ. 290 επ. Renauld, Les discriminations positives, Rev.trim.dr.h., 1997, σ. 426 επ. Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos Α., Le mesures positives. Pour une égalité effective des sexes, Σάκκουλας/ Bruylant, 1998, σ. 87 επ.
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