This unique volume 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. The 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.
The Board of Editors of this collection consists of: Professor Yoram Dinstein (Chairman); Supreme Court Judge Elyakim Rubenstein; Professor Natan Lerner; Professor Dina Porat; Dr. Mala Tabory; Dr. Dov Shmorak; Attorney Nina Osin.
‘...a useful reference of comparing different countries’ laws remedying the wrongful treatment of groups.’
‘As the Introduction makes clear, the project’s point of departure was the legal response to anti-Semitism, but the editors concluded that anti-Semitism had to be considered “in the broader context of the fight against racial discrimination, religious intolerance, maltreatment of minorities and xenophobia.” ’
‘… this book is an indispensable starting point for those embarking on a comparative inquiry to shed light on a domestic context’s legal response to the inequalities based on race, ethnicity, religion, an origin.’
Julie C. Suk, Global Law Books, 21/12/2006
‘… a valuable collection of primary sources, the first of its kind, for scholars to use in comparative research on legislation concerning the prevention of discrimination.’
Zvi Triger, www.haaretz.com, 21/12/2006
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