Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 345 (Nov)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (First Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Tizzano (President-Rapporteur), Borg Barthet, Ilesic, Levits and Kasel

Judgment Dates: 6 November 2012

Catchwords

European Union - Equal treatment in employment and occupation - Discrimination on grounds of age - Hungary having legislative provisions requiring compulsory retirement of judges, prosecutors and notaries at age 62 - Whether Hungary, failing to fulfil obligations by adopting such legislation - Council Directive (EC) 2000/78, arts 2(1), (2).

The Case

European Union Equal treatment in employment and occupation. The Court of Justice of the European Union granted the declaration sought by the European Commission that by adopting a national scheme requiring compulsory retirement of judges, prosecutors and notaries when they reached the age of 62, Hungary had failed to fulfil its obligations under arts 2 and 6(1) of Council Directive (EC) 2000-78 (establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation).

Practice Areas

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