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Discrimination Law

Second Edition

Sandra Fredman FBA

May 2011

ISBN: 9780199584437

384 pages
Paperback
216x135mm

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Clarendon Law Series

Price: £37.99

A highly readable introduction to equality law and how it has adjusted to new and complex problems. Including an historical overview and comparative analysis, it thematically illuminates and discusses the major issues in discrimination law. This edition incorporates recent changes to the law, most importantly the Equality Act 2010.

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A highly readable introduction to equality law and how it has adjusted to new and complex problems. Including an historical overview and comparative analysis, it thematically illuminates and discusses the major issues in discrimination law. This edition incorporates recent changes to the law, most importantly the Equality Act 2010.

  • Provides a broad introduction to all major spheres of discrimination law
  • Explores the wider social, historical, and legal context of discrimination law
  • Takes a firm stance on discrimination law issues, outlining the author's influential opinion of the field
  • Comparative study explores common themes and discusses different approaches to solving these problems in a variety of jurisdictions, including the US, India, Canada, South Africa, UK, EU, and ECHR

New to this edition

  • Incorporates the many new developments in discrimination law since 2002, including the Equality Act 2010, human rights law, and EU law
  • Expanded coverage of the 'new' strands in discrimination law, including discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, age, and religion and belief
  • Extensive comparative coverage including the US, India, Canada, and South Africa, as well as the UK, EU, and ECHR

About the Author(s)

Sandra Fredman FBA, Professor of Law and Fellow of Exeter College Oxford

Sandra Fredman is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Professor of the University of Cape Town. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties (OUP 2008) and Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism (ed, OUP 2001). She is also a practising barrister at Old Square Chambers.

Table of Contents

    1:Equality: Concepts and Controversies
    2:Social Context and Legal Developments
    3:The Scope of Discrimination law
    4:Legal Concepts: Direct, Indirect Discrimination, and Beyond
    5:Symmetry Or Substance: Reverse Discrimination
    6:Rights and Remedies: the Limits of the Law

Reviews

"This second, updated and expanded, edition of Professor Fredman's treatise on discrimination law is most welcome. Her lucid, practical exposition of the tough concepts and decisions in this field is indispensable to both practitioners and academics who must grapple with its problems. Most importantly, to her whole treatment she brings an illuminating understanding of the values of social justice and human dignity that powerfully underlie laws against discrimination." - Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"Equality law is one of the most difficult areas of modern law, yet Sandra Fredman¹s Discrimination Law is a model of clarity. It untangles the complex theoretical debates underlying discrimination law, gives a lucid account of the legal principles informing equality legislation, including the new Equality Act, and undertakes a careful analysis of relevant UK and European case law. Throughout, the book draws on Indian, South African, Canadian and US discrimination law and jurisprudence to provide rich comparative insights" - Kate O'Regan, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, 1994-2009