Bureau for the Implementation of Equal Treatment

The Office for the Implementation of Equal Treatment (Büro zur Umsetzung von Gleichbehandlung – BUG)) supports strategic litigation against discrimination and uses the results of these cases for publicity and lobbying work. The aim of the BUG’s work is to clarify, strengthen and extend anti-discrimination legislation and the legal concepts contained within it, to establish legal precedents in order to obtain legal certainty and to exert influence on political decision-making processes in the field of protection from discrimination. The BUG supports relevant litigation against discrimination so that legal precedents may be established. In this way, legal certainty in the anti-discrimination field can be increased and gaps in the existing legislation identified. In addition, the BUG undertakes publicity and lobbying work in order to feed developments and clarification processes from the strategic sphere into society. The intention is to use position papers and commentaries on the German Federal Government’s bills, policy developments and plans in order to bring the results of and experiences from the litigation undertaken into the political arena and influence legal and social policy development in the anti-discrimination field. The BUG works closely with other anti-discrimination campaigners, both in relation to strategic litigation and in its lobbying work. The idea is to expand the activities, expertise and networks of the different organisations in order to achieve the greatest possible effectiveness in combating discrimination.

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Abbreviation
BUG
Telephone
49-30-68836618
Fax
49-30-31160373
Email
info@bug-ev.org
Website
www.bug-ev.org
Street
Greifswalderstrasse 4; Vorhs; 2 et R201
City
Berlin
Country
Germany
ZIP
D-10405