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Equality as an EU Value

Erica Howard

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

1 Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) declares that equality is one of the founding values of the European Union (EU). The founding values are, as Article 2 continues, common to the Member States in a society where, among others, nondiscrimination and equality between men and women prevail. Article 3 TEU then declares that the promotion of these values is one of the aims of the EU. Equality and non-discrimination are thus firmly placed at the heart of the EU legal order and should play a role in everything the EU institutions do. As the Court of...
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