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Legal basis

There are a number of laws and regulations that provide the legal basis for the work of diversity management in higher education.

Global level

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Prohibition of discrimination (Article 2)
  • Equality before the law (Article 7)
  • Right to education (Article 26)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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European level

European Convention on Human Rights

  • Prohibition of discrimination (Article 14)

European Union

Charta der Grundrechte der Europäischen Union

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

  • Principle of equality (Article 20)
  • Non-discrimination (Article 21)
  • Integration of persons with disabilities (Article 26)

Anti-racism Directive (RL 2000/43/EC)

  • Equal treatment without distinction as to "race" or ethnic origin

Employment Framework Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC)

  • Establishing a general framework for the implementation of equal treatment in employment and occupation

"Gender Directive" (RL 2002/73/EC)

Directive on gender equality also outside the world of work (Directive 2004/113/EC)

Federal Republic of Germany

Fundamental Law

  • Article 3

General Equal Treatment Act

Disability Equality Act 

Higher Education Framework Act

  • Gender equality as a goal in § 3 and § 6 
Brandenburg and European University Viadrina

State Equality Act

University Act

Strategic development perspectives of the EUV (2021-2026) [EUV-internal].

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