Applicability of EU Legislative Standards against Discrimination for Non-EU Countries


  • H. Esra Arcan Istanbul University, Turkey


Segregation, lynching, slavery are the part of humankind’s history that is the result of discrimination policies. Today, diversity of societies is a reality of our world and the integration of diversity is essential for peace in plural societies. Integration of diversity could only be possible if this diversity is recognized and cultural pluralism is promoted by state policies which is possible only if humankind overcome discrimination. Forming legislative standards against discrimination is an important part of fighting against discrimination as state policy.Therefore, this study scrutinizes the concept of discrimination as a case of Turkey and Europe. Then, the study examines the legislative standards of European Union against discrimination as a pioneering effort and questions implementation of legislative standards in European Countries. The study concludes that, legislative standards against discrimination are necessary and European Union has pioneered in this field. As a matter of fact European societies and governmental bodies still has problems implementing and need a mentality change yet non-European countries can be inspired by principle and spirit of anti-discrimination legislative standards.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n1p11


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Applicability of EU Legislative Standards against Discrimination for Non-EU Countries. (2014). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 11.