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Discrimination, Equality and the Law

By: Aileen McColgan
Media of Discrimination, Equality and the Law
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Published: 01-12-2014
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 304
ISBN: 9781782252009
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective
RRP: £21.99
 

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About Discrimination, Equality and the Law

This monograph explores some of the conceptual questions which underpin the legal disputes which arise in relation to equality and discrimination. Among these are questions about the meaning of 'equality' as a legal concept and its relationship to the principle of non-discrimination; symmetrical and asymmetrical approaches to equality/non-discrimination; the role of comparators in discrimination/equality analysis; the selection of protected characteristics and the proper sphere of statutory and constitutional protections, and the scope for and regulation of potential conflicts between protected grounds. The author engages with domestic, EU and ECtHR case law as well as with wider international approaches.

Table Of Contents

1 'Equality', 'Discrimination' and the Law: an Introduction
2 Defining the Protected Characteristics
3 'Equality' and '(A)symmetry'
4 The Evolution of Equality Law
5 Competing Equalities
6 Multiculturalism and Equality
7 Conclusion

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“Discrimination, Equality and the Law is a work of great importance for those interested in fundamental rights. It provides a comparative perspective on the most topical issues connected with non-discrimination and equality law. This book is essential reading for anyone who is reflecting on the challenges posed by these issues not only in Europe, but also in the United States, Canada and South Africa.” –  Translated from the original French in Droit et Société

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