Legislating for Equality

A Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms. Volume IV: Asia and Oceania

Legislating for Equality – a Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms is a compilation of national constitutional provisions and laws on non-discrimination and the promotion of equality. The aim of the book, divided into four volumes, is to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal frameworks of all UN Member States on matters relating to discrimination on the basis of race, religion and ethnicity, prohibition of hate crimes and "hate speech". Each volume also includes relevant international and regional treaties and ratification tables. The first volume on Europe was published in August 2012. The second volume on the Americas was published in 2013, and the third volume on Africa was published in 2016. In this final volume of the series, we turn our attention to Asia and Oceania.

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Talia Naamat, LL.B., Adv. (2004, Bar Ilan University) and a Master’s degree in Comparative religion (2015, Tel Aviv University), is an attorney and legal researcher in the field of comparative human-rights and international law at the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.

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.

Elena Pesina, Law Degree (2003, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) and an LL.M. in Global Governance and Human Rights (2016, Tel Aviv University). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Auckland (New Zealand).

Giovanni Matteo Quer, Ph.D. in International Studies (2011, University of Trento, Italy), and an LL.M. (2007, University of Trento, Italy). He is currently pursuing a second Ph.D. in the History of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University, and is the Director of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.
Foreword by Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova

Introduction

  

PART I


Middle East Countries

Introduction
Bahrain
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

  

Part II


Central Asia

Introduction
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan

  

Part III


East Asia

Introduction
China
Japan
Mongolia
North Korea
South Korea

  

Part IV


South Asia

Introduction
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka

  

Part V


South East Asia

Introduction
Brunei
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Vietnam

  

Part VI


Oceania

Introduction
Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

International Documents
Regional Documents
Tables – Ratification Status of Treaties