Discrimination when entering nightclubs

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency in April 2015, almost every third interrogated person was discriminated against in the past two years.

You might have already seen this happen: two men want to go to a nightclub. One of them is granted access; the other one does not get in. The only difference between those two men is the colour of their skin. Young men from the “majority population” are hardly ever confronted with that problem. Young men that are categorized as “Africans”, “Arabs” or “Turkish” however experience such kind of exclusion often, even if they behaved appropriately.

This dossier will offer you information about legal provisions that apply to discrimination in accessing leisure facilities. 

You will also find some examples of discrimination cases when entering a nightclub that have already been dealt with in court, as well as further documents on that matter.

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