Judgment setting policy: TU Eindhoven is to exclude no men

A Dutch Institute for human rights has criticized the radical advancement of women at the Technical University (TU) of Eindhoven as a violation of the law. The

Judgment setting policy: TU Eindhoven is to exclude no men

A Dutch Institute for human rights has criticized the radical advancement of women at the Technical University (TU) of Eindhoven as a violation of the law. The University in the southern Netherlands province of Brabant has been a year of solid Lecturer exclusively women – in the course of a program, the is created on a minimum of five years and a total of 150 permanent jobs in the academic staff is likely to relate to. This is not permissible, according to the Institute for human rights in Utrecht on Friday.

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the promotion of women is legitimate, the policy of the TU Eindhoven ", however, goes too far and thus violates the Dutch legislation on equal treatment," it says in a statement "The University of female candidates is practically an absolute priority." the The practice throughout the University and for all academic positions, however, about the discrimination of women in all faculties is equal.

Legally without direct follow

Also, it was possible in the past to attract more scientists for certain positions. The previous measures for the promotion of women had not been particularly binding. Ultimately, the TU was not able to make Eindhoven the need for their radical approach significantly.

Legally this has no direct consequences, judgments of the government-funded Institute is non-binding. Plaintiff before the court, but with the spell Arguments; and the University are likely to be unimpressed, after they heard in the past twelve months, the sharp accusations of the men of discrimination.

"preference policy" or "positive discrimination"

the advancement of women programs in General are controversial because they disadvantage necessarily men because of their gender. The legal basis is given, at least in the case of equal qualifications. "An employer may give in case of equal qualification of certain applicants, the preference, such as women and people with a migrant background", explains the Dutch national information service. "This is called preference policy or positive discrimination." The TU Eindhoven has been tested according to its own information, its actions that it is compatible with EU law. This will allow it to recruit preferably from under-represented groups of the population. the The human rights Institute argued on Friday that The European court of justice "provides the claim that the preferential policy must not lead to an absolute priority for women".

In Germany called equality institutions in the länder, article 3, paragraph II of the basic law, which States: "men and women are equal. The state promotes the actual implementation of equal rights between women and men and works towards the elimination of existing disadvantages.“ Country ministries argue that in the social reality of gender discrimination related even today, primarily women's concern. Opponents dispute this finding or argue that sex discrimination is wrong in principle.

Date Of Update: 03 July 2020, 09:19

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