Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism

Paperback | September 1, 2001

EditorSandra Fredman, Philip Alston

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This set of essays provides and important contribution to the debate about the role of human rights law in combating racism. The first essay examines the right to equality in the context of racism, drawing on a wide range of international and comparative sources to create a critical frameworkof analysis. The second essay locates the discussion within the context of multi-culturalism, ethnicity, and group rights, with specific reference to ethnicity within Europe. The next set of essays is concerned with international istruments to address racism, followed by a critical examination ofthe newly developed race discrimination directive at EU level. The particular problem of race hatred on the internet is examined in the seventh chapter, followed by an important discussion of enforcement and remedial structures.

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This set of essays provides and important contribution to the debate about the role of human rights law in combating racism. The first essay examines the right to equality in the context of racism, drawing on a wide range of international and comparative sources to create a critical frameworkof analysis. The second essay locates the di...

Sandra Fredman is Professor of Discrimination Law at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College Philip Alston is Professor of International Law at the European University Institute in Florence

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Sandra Fredman: Introduction2. Sandra Fredman: Combating Racism with Human Rights: The Right to Equality3. Dimitrina Petrova: Racial Discrimination and the Rights of Minority Cultures4. Maria Luisa Fernandez Esteban: The Internet: A New Horizon for Race Hatred5. Theo van Boven: Discrimination and Human Rights Law: Combating Racism6. Kevin Boyle and Anneliese Baldaccini: A Critical Evaluation of International Human Rights Approaches to Racism7. Damian Chalmers: The Mistakes of the Good European?8. Christopher McCrudden: International and European Norms Regarding National Legal Remedies for Racial Inequality

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`seven substantive essays written by leading lights in the European human rights movement'"The Commonwealth Lawyer" : Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association, Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2002