EU court rejects law student's claim that military service is discriminatory

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice [official website] Tuesday rejected a German law student's claim that Germany's compulsory military conscription of young men, and not women, breached EU job equality law. Alexander Dory had argued that military service had a discriminatory impact because mens' careers were delayed, while those of exempt women were not. The Court ruled, however, that European states could choose how to organize their own militaries, and were not subject to EU law in that respect. Read the ECJ press release summarizing the judgment.

 

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