"International and European Norms Regarding National Legal Remedies for Racial Inequality"

Michigan Law Authors
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Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism
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Book Chapter

This chapter considers how far there are international or European legal norms that require, or recommend to, national authorities particular approaches to racial discrimination. It considers what guidance the international community and European regional bodies give to national authorities as to the enforcement institutions and remedies that are appropriately provided at the national level to counter racial discrimination within that country. It argues that there is a close connection between the function attributed to anti-discrimination law and the enforcement institutions that are thought to be appropriate and effective. It sketches out three models attached to the developing conceptions of equality, and demonstrates how they relate to different enforcement and remedial structures. The three models are the individual justice model, group justice model, and ‘participative model’.

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