Archive for the ‘Maruko’ Category

A few weeks ago there was the official ruling of the European Court of Justice. It stated that the denial of a survivor’s pension payment of pension to life partners constitutes direct discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, Articles 1 and 2 of Directive 2000/78. This ruling was the reason why Mr. Maruko got his […]


The Maruko decision is a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 1st March last year, reflecting the discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in relation to partner benefits under pension schemes and also condemned the clear direction of the European Parliament in its anti-discrimination policies. But what has happened to Tadao […]