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08: Equality in Diversity?

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
english language

The principle of equality is fundamental to modern constitutional law, as nearly every controversy can be framed through its prism. This seminar compares the approaches between the highest European and US legal institutions towards the interaction of the concept of equality with diversity, and its contact points at the crossroads between law, politics and society. The courts’ responses to disadvantages at the intersections of race and gender and to structural inequalities are of particular interest.

Speakers

Professor, Institute of Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science and Public Administration; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Graz Chair
Chair, Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast Chair

Dr. Josef MARKO

Professor, Institute of Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science and Public Administration; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Graz

1973-1979 Studies of Law (Dr. juris), Political Science, Sociology and English (BA in Translation Sciences), University of Graz and University of Munich
1979-2006 Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Graz
1994 Habilitation, Austrian and Comparative Constitutional Law and Political Sciences, Faculty of Law, University of Graz
1997-2002 International Judge and Vice-President (1999-2001), Constitutional Court, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
1998-2002 Member, Advisory Committee under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
since 1998 Director, Institute of Minority Rights, EURAC - European Academy Bozen/Bolzano
since 2006 Full Professor, Public Law, Political Science and International Protection of Human Rights, Institute for Public Law and Political Science, University of Graz
2006-2008 Member of the Advisory Committee under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
2007-2011 Director, Centre for South-East European Studies, University of Graz
since 2011 Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Graz

Dr. Dagmar SCHIEK

Chair, Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

1989-1990 Lecturer and Research Assistant, Chair of Labour and Civil Law (Prof. Dr Harro Plander), Bundeswehruniversität, Hamburg
1990-1992 Government Advisor on Equal Gender Opportunities and Law, Department of Women and Labour, Berlin Senate, Berlin
1992-1993 Head, Sub-Department Women and Employment, Hessen Ministry of Women, Labour and Social Affairs, Wiesbaden
1992-1993 Deputy Head, Department Equality and Women's Affairs, Hessen Ministry of Women, Labour and Social Affairs, Wiesbaden
1993-1999 Senior Lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin), Bremen University
1999-2000 Professor, European Economic Law, Oldenburg University
2000-2007 Professor of European Economic Law, Oldenburg University
2000 -2011 Jean Monnet Chair (awarded by the EU Commission)
2007-2014 Chair, European Law; Director, Centre for European Law and Legal Studies, University of Leeds
since 2011 Jean Monnet ad personam Chair
since 2014 Chair, Law; Director, Centre for European and Transnational Legal Studies, Queen's University Belfast

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