Discrimination, Equality and the Law

By Aileen McColgan

This book explores some of the conceptual questions that underpin the legal disputes which arise in relation to equality and discrimination. Among these questions are: 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, European Union, and European Convention on Human Rights case law, as well as with wider international approaches. It also addresses a number of contemporary issues for discrimination/equality law, including the problem of racial profiling and the regulation of multiple discrimination. This is an interesting study for all those working in the fields of discrimination and human rights. (Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective)

204 pages

Publication Date: 4/14/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841134413

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