Legislating for Equality

A Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms. Volume I: Europe

This unique collection offers a survey of legal and legislative means to combat racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and other forms of related intolerance. Its aim is threefold: 1) to provide a legal model for fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and discrimination through domestic legislation; 2) to compare existing national legislation with international legal instruments designed to combat racial and other forms of discrimination, in order to bring domestic laws into line with international legal norms; 3) to provide a tool for researchers, legislators, human rights activists and all those who work to protect the rights of minorities and victims of incitement and discrimination, as well as for domestic and international institutions, which monitor compliance with these laws. The survey thus constitutes a major contribution to the study of racism and anti-semitism because it demonstrates how these phenomena can be fought through the medium of the law. Each volume consists of two sections: the first, containing international conventions; the second, and main section, containing current constitutional law, specific legislation and ratification of international conventions in (over 200) individual states. Volume 1 deals with Europe; Volume 2 with the Americas; Volume 3 with Africa and Volume 4 with Asia and the South Pacific.
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Biographical Note

Talia Naamat, LL.B, Adv. (2005, Bar Ilan University) is a legal researcher in the field of comparative human-rights law at the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry. Nina Osin, Doctor of Law and Social Sciences (1956, University of Uruguay) and a Master degree in Library Science and Communications (1976, University of Michigan). She co-edited Legislating against Discrimination – An International Survey of Anti-Discrimination Norms (2005) Dina Porat, Ph.D (1984) in History, is the Head of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, incumbent of the Alfred P. Slaner Chair for the Study of Racism and Antisemitism at Tel-Aviv University and chief historian of Yad Vashem. She has published many books and articles, the most recent of which is "The Fall of a Sparrow –The Life and Times of Abba Kovner" (Stanford UP, 2009), a 2010 National Jewish Book Award winner.

Table of contents

Introduction; Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Iceland; Ireland (Republic of); Italy; Kosovo; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; The Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; Ukraine; International Documents; European Documents; Tables – Ratification Status of International & European treaties.


The publication will serve the human rights advocacy community at large, including NGOs, national ombudsmen, equality bodies, university law faculties, lobby groups, students, researchers and attorneys, international, governmental and communal agencies.