Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 79 (Sep)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities

Judges Rodríguez Iglesias (President), Puissochet, Wathelet, Schintgen and Timmermans (Presidents of Chambers), Gulmann, Edward, La Pergola, Jann (Rapporteur), Skouris, Macken, Colneric, von Bahr, Cunha Rodrigues and Rosas

Judgment Dates: 9 September 2003


European Community - The Court of Justice - Reference from national court - Reference for a preliminary ruling - Interpretation of directive - Specific training in general medical practice - Prohibition of indirect discrimination on grounds of sex - Council Directives (EEC) 86/457, (EEC) 93/16, (EEC) 76/207.

The Case

Compliance with the prohibition of indirect discrimination on grounds of sex was a condition governing the legality of all measures adopted by the Community institutions. However, no factor capable of affecting the validity of Council Directives (EEC) 86-457 (on specific training in general medical practice) and (EEC) 93-16 (on free movement of doctors and the mutual recognition of their diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications), according to which part time training in general medical practice had to include a certain number of periods of full time training, had been disclosed.

Practice Areas

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