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Discrimination, equality and the law
Aileen McColgan
Hart Publishing
UK Publication Date

This monograph explores some of the conceptual questions which underpin the legal disputes which 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, and the scope for and regulation of potential conflicts between protected grounds. The author engages with domestic, EU and ECtHR case law as well as with wider international approaches.

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Aileen McColgan QC is a barrister at 11KBW, specialising in public and employment law with special interests in discrimination and equality, education and human rights. She is also part-time Professor of Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds.

Discrimination, Equality and the Law is a work of great importance for those interested in fundamental rights. It provides a comparative perspective on the most topical issues connected with non-discrimination and equality law. This book is essential reading for anyone who is reflecting on the challenges posed by these issues not only in Europe, but also in the United States, Canada and South Africa.
Translated from the original French in Droit et Socit

Keyword Index
Equality before the law.|Discrimination - Law and legislation.
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Number of Pages
xxxi, 265

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