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Centre for Equal Treatment

LUXEMBOURG: Centre for Equal Treatment

Main Informations


The CET (Centre for Equal Treatment) carries out its missions independently, and its purpose is to promote, analyze and monitor equal treatment between all persons without discrimination on the basis of race/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, handicap or age.

Brief history

The CET was created by the law of 28 November 2006.

Mandate type
  • Predominantly promotion-type and legal support body
Litigation powers
  • Formally deciding on complaints (e.g. decision or recommendation addressed to the parties) Not legally binding
Activities aimed at supporting vulnerable groups (e.g. through trainings)yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Communication activities (e.g. awareness raising campaigns)yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Recommendations on discrimination issuesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Publications and reportsyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
Research projects (including surveys)noyesnononoyesnononono
Our institution has a mandate to deal with:
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
  • Freedom of movement for workers
Other statistics
Number of inquiries handled per year (all contact even if not resulting in a formal complaint)15711811396145129115128150no data
Number of cases handled per year (case files opened and processed according to your procedures)15711811396145129115128150no data
Number of media appearances per year (major newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs, TV + radio channels) - does not include social media202020202020202015no data
  • Collegiate headed equality body (led by a distinct board/commission)
Management details

The CET is made up of a panel of five members, including a chairman.

Additional details

The chairman and the members of the CET are appointed for five years. The five-year term can be renewed once.

Procedure for nomination and appointment of management and board

Members of the boards are appointed by the Grand Duke based on a proposal from the Chamber of Deputies, on the basis of their competence in the field of the promotion of equal treatment.
Those 5 members chose the staff.

Number of staff dealing with equality issues
222222222no data
Grounds and fields of discrimination covered by the equality body
Grounds / FieldsEmploymentEducationHousingSocial Protection & HealthcareGoods & ServicesOther
Gender Identitynonononono
Race and Ethnic Originyesyesyesyesyes
Sexual Orientationyesyesyesyesyes
Religion & Beliefyesyesyesyesyes
Mandate covers:
  • Public sector
  • Private sector
Operating budget in euros
92.00080.00081.00082.00083.00087.00088.00088.00088.000no data
Operating budget in euros for the parts of the organisation dealing with equality issues (all types of functions).
52.00040.00041.00042.00043.00047.00048.00048.00048.000no data
We are accountable to:
  • National Parliament

Related News

The Centre for Equal Treatment (CET) organised a celebratory seminar to celebrate 10 years of equal treatment legislation in Luxembourg on 28 November 2016.

Equinet was honoured to participate and be invited to contribute to this event.


The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its fifth report on Luxembourg, in which it analyses recent developments and makes recommendations to the authorities.


On 18 April 2018, the Centre for Equal Treatment (CET) presented its annual report 2017 to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr. Mars DI BARTOLOMEO and to the Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region, Mrs. Corinne CAHEN.


The Centre for Equal Treatment in Luxembourg has published a short practical guide for employees on their rights in the recruitment process.


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General Contact Information

Full name in English:

Centre for Equal Treatment

Full name in the national language(s):

CET (Centre pour l’égalité de traitement)

Postal address:
B.P. 2026 L-1020 Luxembourg

General email address:

(+352) 26 48 30 33

Telephone number:

(+352) 26 48 30 33

Other social media channels:

Languages in which your institution can be contacted:

Luxembourgish, French, German, English

Person of contact for media enquiries:


Name of the Head of the equality body:

Patrick HURST

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