Decisions: Темелни права - Еднаквост - Вклопување на лицата со попреченост


 C-824/19 - Komisia za zashtita ot diskriminatsia

  •  21 October 2021
  •  ECLI:  ECLI:EU:C:2021:862
  •  EU
  •  Court
  •  Court decision

In a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU, the Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria asked ECJ to determine whether it is permissible for a person without the ability to see to be able to work as a juror and participate in criminal proceedings, or is the specific disability of a permanently blind person a characteristic which constitutes a genuine and determining requirement of the activity of a juror, the existence of which justifies a difference of treatment and does not constitute discrimination based on the characteristic of “disability”. ECJ interpreted Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation in light of Articles 21 and 26 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, thus establishing that it is precluded that a blind person be totally deprived of any possibility of performing the duties of a juror in criminal proceedings.