Institute for
International Law and Human Rights

Civil & Political Rights Economic, Social, & Cultural Rights Minority Rights Rule of Law Women's Rights

Comparative Look at International Standards and Best State Practices on Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Identifies, though comparative state practice, the necessary and common components of anti-discrimination legislation and implementation in contemporary states based on international standards. Suggests that the enumeration of the right to non-discrimination and equality in the constitution is necessary but not sufficient and that comprehensive legislation is also needed. Examines international covenants on civil and political rights and the practices of states such as South Africa, Canada, Serbia, Morocco, the U.S., and others.