Ethnicity, Law and Human Rights: The English Experience

Paperback | October 1, 1999

bySebastian Poulter

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Recent world events have demonstrated anew that a majority of modern states do not reflect single nations, rather they are ethnically heterogeneous in character and possess profound religious, linguistic, and cultural divisions. Ethnicity, Law, and Human Rights: The English Experience is thefirst in-depth analysis of the interaction between the cultural traditions of Britains ethnic minorities and English law. It explores the policies and principles which should govern the response of English law to ethnic diversity and tests them by reference to six detailed and illuminating casestudies exploring specific issues of major cultural concern to a particular minority community, from animal welfare to cannabis consumption. The continuing global upsurge in novel assertions of ethnicity and the books many references to human rights law, as well as to other legal systems, make fora timely analysis set in a broad international context. The book will be of particular interest to scholars of civil liberties and human rights law, those interested in ethnic studies, and to race relations professionals.

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Recent world events have demonstrated anew that a majority of modern states do not reflect single nations, rather they are ethnically heterogeneous in character and possess profound religious, linguistic, and cultural divisions. Ethnicity, Law, and Human Rights: The English Experience is thefirst in-depth analysis of the interaction b...

The late Sebastian Poulter was Reader in Law at Southampton University
Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198298692

ISBN - 13:9780198298694

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PrefaceTable of CasesTable of StatutesPart I: General Survey1. Introduction2. Developments in English Law3. Human Rights and Minority RightsPart II: Case Studies in Relation to Particular Groups4. Jews: The Controversy over Religious Methods of Slaughter5. Gypsies: The Pursuit of a Nomadic Lifestyle6. Muslims: The Claim to a Separate System of Personal Law7. Hindus: A Dispute About Worship at a Temple8. Sikhs: Tussles over Beards and Turbans9. Rastafarians: Confrontations concerning Dreadlocks and MarijuanaPart III: The Way Ahead10. ConclusionsBibliographyIndex