Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


In a time when race-based affirmative action is the focal discrimination issue in the United States, the subject of gender equality runs the risk of stagnation. The authors return the attention to sex-based affirmative action by examining the arguments for and against European positive action plans, and several of the resulting European Court of Justice cases. The authors conclude with a comparison to similar gender-based discrimination laws in the United States, and a discussion of the similarities and differences of the two systems.