EFTA Court Judgment in Case E-1/02 - Failure of a Contracting Party to fulfil its obligations - Equal Rights Directive - Reservation of academic positions for women

January 27, 2003

Luxembourg, 24 Jan 2003



1. Declares that by maintaining in force a rule which permits the reservation of a number of academic posts exclusively for members of the under-represented gender, Norway has failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 7 and 70 of the EEA Agreement and Articles 2(1), 2(4) and 3(1) of Directive 76/207/EEC of 9 February 1976 on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions as referred to in point 18 of Annex XVIII to the EEA Agreement;

2. Orders the Kingdom of Norway to pay the costs of the proceedings.

Carl Baudenbacher Per Tresselt Dóra Guðmundsdóttir

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