Controversial practice: the right to exclude the TU Eindhoven men?

A radical women support programme of the Technical University (TU) of Eindhoven is facing an important Test On Friday, the Dutch Institute for human rights publ

Controversial practice: the right to exclude the TU Eindhoven men?

A radical women support programme of the Technical University (TU) of Eindhoven is facing an important Test On Friday, the Dutch Institute for human rights published its judgment on the controversial practice of the TU to be awarded fixed a Lecturer on the years only to women. The University and the Institute for human rights confirmed the appointment to the F. A. Z.'s request.

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The decision is not legally binding, but depending on the outcome of opponents or proponents of argumentative hand, to insist, where appropriate, before the court.

The University had started the promotion programme in July, it's called Irène Curie fellowship and is designed to be a minimum of five years. It is initially expected to be 150 permanent jobs. Men can apply for an open position only, if after six months no suitable woman is found.

About 60 complaints

The approach has fueled the gender debate – a total exclusion of men in women's advancement programs unusual. Proponents argue that women are disadvantaged in the society is still structurally. Opponents see it as discrimination against men.

The case has the anti-discrimination office Radar on the Plan called, one of the Dutch municipalities supported organization. About 60 complaints received in the first half year after the start of the funding programme, says the Director of the Rotterdam office, Cyriel Triesscheijn.

Normally Radar for the equal rights of women, people with a migrant background and people with a disability and is not generally opposed to quotas. But the TU Eindhoven was occurred radically, that you have seen committed, a complaint to the Institute for human rights, says Triesscheijn.

approach with European law

in 2012, the Institute matched funded by the Ministry of justice and other ministries in The Hague. It has received the "A-Status" by the UN human rights Council, and may therefore participate in its meetings. In his judgment, the Institute is expected to decide whether the program is justified or whether you should take it back.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 12:19

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