January 26, 2018

Professor Julie Suk was a guest speaker at a conference in Paris January 18 titled “Multiplication of Discrimination Criteria: Challenges, Effects, and Prospects.” The conference was organized by the French government to address changes to discrimination legislation in France in recent years.

Professor Suk’s talk “Substantive Equality and the Multiplication of Discrimination Criteria,” focused on the legal concept of discrimination and historical-political stakes of expanding antidiscrimination law.

Over the past few years, French legislation has expanded the protected categories of antidiscrimination law. In addition to prohibiting discrimination on grounds of race, sex, national origin, or religion, new legislation now also prohibits discrimination on grounds of gender identity, economic vulnerability, place of residence and many additional grounds.