Discrimination, Equality and the Law

By Aileen McColgan

Now available in paperback, this book explores some of the conceptual questions which underpin the legal disputes that 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 * the scope for and regulation of potential conflicts between protected grounds. The book engages with domestic case law, EU case law, and case law of the European Court of Human Rights, along with wider international approaches. It will be an interesting study for all those working in the fields of discrimination and human rights. (Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective) [Subject: Human Rights Law, Labor Law, Comparative Law]

Publication Date: 4/14/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509904990

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