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Fight against discrimination

The Law of 16 December 2008 on the reception and integration of foreigners in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg gives the OLAI legal competence to fight against all forms of discrimination. It namely provides for the creation of a National Action Plan for Integration and Against Discrimination.

Since 2002, the OLAI has been leading an annual action and information programme to raise awareness against discrimination.

This campaign, supported by the European Community programme PROGRESS, fights against  discrimination as specified  in Article 19 of the Lisbon Treaty, that is, discrimination based on religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic origin.

In Luxembourg, the Laws of 28 and 29 November 2006 relating to equal treatment cover the afore-mentioned grounds and target the various forms of discrimination: direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, and harassment.


What is discrimination?

There is discrimination when a measure, a criterion, or a practice, places disproportionate undue disadvantage on certain persons because of their religion or beliefs, their disability, their age, their sexual orientation, or their race or ethnic origin.

Laws of 28 and 29 November 2006 – implementing the principle of equal treatment (french version)