Legislating for Equality – a Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms is a compilation of constitutional provisions, penal code provisions and national laws on the prohibition of discrimination, racism and xenophobia. The book, divided into four volumes, offers a useful compendium for governmental and non-governmental agencies, civil rights practitioners and researchers, outlining the legal framework in all UN Member States on matters relating to discrimination on the basis of race, religion and ethnicity, prohibition of hate crimes and hate speech, and the protection of minorities. Each volume also includes relevant international and regional treaties and ratification tables.
The first volume on Europe was published in August 2012. In this second volume, updated to 31 November 2012, we turn our attention to the Americas: North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. During the past decade many American countries amended their constitutions and enacted laws protecting the rights of indigenous people.
Talia Naamat, LL.B, Adv. (2004, Bar Ilan University) is a legal researcher in the field of comparative human-rights and international 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's 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 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 the Sparrow – The Life and Times of Abba Kovner (Stanford UP, 2009), a 2010 National Jewish Book Award winner.
Foreword by Director-General of UNESCO,
Irina Bokova ; Introduction;
Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti ; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela; International Documents; Regional Documents ; Caribbean Documents; Tables – Ratification Status of International, Regional & Caribbean treaties.