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Enforcement and Effectiveness of Antidiscrimination Law: Global Commonalities and Practices

  • Marie Mercat-Bruns
  • David B. Oppenheimer
  • Cady Sartorius
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Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 28)

Abstract

Almost every nation in the world embraces the principle of equality and non-discrimination, in theory if not in practice. The bases that find protection are broader in some countries, narrower in others. The sources of the principle vary considerably. The methods of enforcement and remedies available cover a panoply of approaches. And the effectiveness of enforcement ranges broadly. But the principle is nearly universal. How then, do we define, limit, and enforce the antidiscrimination principle. What works, where, and what doesn’t? Is there a universal answer to a universal principle? This report explores the enforcement and effectiveness of antidiscrimination law from 23 nations, found on 6 continents, and 3 international or regional bodies. In French and English, from legal scholars and scholar/practitioners, we examine national, regional and international systems looking for common practices, and innovative approaches to long-standing problems.

Reference

  1. Allott A (1991) The effectiveness of law. Valparaiso Univ Law Rev 15:234Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Mercat-Bruns
    • 1
  • David B. Oppenheimer
    • 2
  • Cady Sartorius
    • 2
  1. 1.Sciences Po Law SchoolParisFrance
  2. 2.Law SchoolUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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