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Vol 24 No 11 Nov/Dec 2019

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Nowaks CCPR Commentary: U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law 3rd ed.


ISBN13: 9781788979221
To be Published: February 2020
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £55.00



This revised and updated casebook comprehensively compares the U.S. legal approach to problems of inequality and discrimination with the approaches of a variety of other legal systems around the world, including those in Europe, South Africa, China, Colombia, India and Brazil. This book provides an introduction to theories of equality and sources of equality law, and examines inequality and discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, religion and disability.

Key features:

  • Extensive chapter notes add critical context to areas of developing law
  • Analysis of a range of sources: each chapter includes case law, treaty law, statutory law, regulatory law and legal scholarship
  • A comparative problem-based approach, using concrete issues of inequality and discrimination to help students focus on real world concerns
  • Examination of key contested topics such as marriage inequality, the rights of persons with disabilities, affirmative action, reproductive rights, employment discrimination and hate speech
  • A supplementary online course with additional content and guidance for both students and instructors is available through Stanford Law School

    Written in a thorough yet accessible style and with contributions from leading international legal scholars, this casebook is ideal for lecture courses, seminars and summer programs in equality and anti-discrimination in law schools, as well as undergraduate courses in law, political science and sociology.

Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
1. What is Equality in the Law?
2. Sources of Equality Law
3. Employment Discrimination In The United States
4. Employment Discrimination in Europe
5. Employment Discrimination in Brazil, India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, and Israel
6. Harassment as Employment Discrimination
7. Affirmative Action in the United States
8. Affirmative Action In Europe
9. Global Affirmative Action
10. Parity Democracy: Affirmative Action in the Regulation of Decision-Making
11. Marriage Equality In The United States
12. Marriage Equality Around the Globe
13. Equality and Hate Speech
14. Equality and Religion: Secularism and Establishment
15. Equality and Religion: Free Exercise of Religion for Religious Minorities in the United States and India
16. Religious Expression Through Clothing in The 21st Century
17. Equality and Reproductive Rights
18. Equality and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Index