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Tillämpningen av positiv särbehandling: På grund av kön och etnicitet
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Directive 2006/54/EG from the European Union concerns the equal rights between men and woman and the principle of equal rights. The purpose of the directive is that the member states provide the equal rights between men and woman. Affirmative action is one exception from the principle of equal rights which is settled in directive 2006/54/EG, article 3. The purpose for the affirmative action must be to encourage the equal rights between men and women.

EU has specific criteria to use affirmative action, which is created by praxis of the Court of Justice of the European Union. These criteria are that the affirmative action must involve an objective assessment, there must be equal qualifications between the person which is affirmative action and the person who is not, the positive action cannot be automatically decisive and this special treatment should be proportionate to the purpose. The rules about affirmative action in Sweden are the same as the EU has suggested in praxis.

In directive 2000/43/EG about

the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, article 5, EU declares that the principle of equal rights shall not prevent any member state from conserving or implementing specific measures to prevent or compensate disadvantages linked to ethnic origin or racial. This form of affirmative action due to ethnicities is prohibited in Sweden. The debate about this form has been large and labour unions in Sweden are not positive about it. The government in Sweden thinks that there is a problem that ethnicities is not a homogenous group and that it will bring complications with the enforcement.

If affirmative action due to ethnicity should be assimilating in Swedish law requires statistic over ethnicity, and if that should be possible it must be a change in the 13 § Privacy protection law. The Privacy protection law is a subsidiary law, and if the government in Sweden want, they could make an exception for statistic over ethnicity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Affirmative action, equality, ethnicity, diversity.
Keyword [sv]
Positiv särbehandling, jämställdhet, etnicitet, mångfald, kvotering.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24953OAI: diva2:613635
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Legal Science
Educational program
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-10 Created: 2013-03-29 Last updated: 2013-04-10Bibliographically approved

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