Comparative Perspectives on the Enforcement and Effectiveness of Antidiscrimination Law

Challenges and Innovative Tools

  • Marie Mercat-Bruns
  • David B. Oppenheimer
  • Cady Sartorius

Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction and General Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Mercat-Bruns, David B. Oppenheimer, Cady Sartorius
      Pages 3-13
  3. National Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ursula Cristina Basset, Alejandra Rodriguez Galán, Alfredo M. Vítolo
      Pages 17-29
    3. Beth Gaze, Dominique Allen
      Pages 31-41
    4. Emmanuelle Bribosia, Isabelle Rorive
      Pages 43-62
    5. Elton Venturi
      Pages 63-81
    6. Colleen Sheppard
      Pages 83-109
    7. Stéphane Beaulac
      Pages 111-128
    8. Emilia Mišćenić, Dijana Kesonja
      Pages 129-151
    9. Markéta Selucká, Martina Grochová, Jana Komendová
      Pages 153-173
    10. Pia Justesen
      Pages 175-188
    11. Sophie Latraverse
      Pages 189-214
    12. Dominique Viriot-Barrial
      Pages 215-238
    13. Réjane Sénac, Janie Pélabay, Lisa Ammon
      Pages 239-256
    14. Malte Kramme
      Pages 257-281
    15. Antonia Papadelli
      Pages 283-293
    16. Maithili Pai, Nupur Raut
      Pages 295-310
    17. Tamar Kricheli Katz, Donna Zamir
      Pages 311-334
    18. Marzia Barbera, Alberto Guariso
      Pages 335-352
    19. Akiko Ejima
      Pages 353-368
    20. Jean Ahn
      Pages 369-381
    21. Maan S. Bou Saber
      Pages 383-391
    22. Ana Maria Guerra Martins
      Pages 393-414
    23. Irina Moroianu Zlătescu, Petru Emanuel Zlătescu
      Pages 415-430
    24. Debbie Collier
      Pages 431-456
    25. María José Gómez-Millán Herencia
      Pages 457-474
    26. Nurhan Süral
      Pages 475-491
    27. Colm O’Cinneide
      Pages 493-512
    28. Julie C. Suk, Fred L. Morrison
      Pages 513-527
  4. Regional Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 529-529
    2. Anne-Claire Gayet
      Pages 543-562
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 563-567

About this book


This book focuses on anti-discrimination law in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations. Almost every nation in the world embraces the principle of equality and non-discrimination, in theory if not in practice. As the authors' expert contributions establish, the sources of the principle vary considerably, from international treaties to religious law, traditions and more. There are many approaches to methods of enforcement and other variables, but the principle is nearly universal. What does a comparison of the laws and approaches across different lands reveal? 

Readers may explore the enforcement and effectiveness of anti-discrimination law from 25 nations, across six continents. Esteemed authors examine national, regional and international systems looking for common and best practices, identifying innovative approaches to long-standing problems. The many ways that anti-discrimination law is enforced are brought to light, from criminal or civil prosecution through to community resolution processes, amongst others. Through comparing the approaches of different lands, the authors consider which methods of enforcement are effective.

These enriching national and international perspectives highlight the need for more creative, concrete and coordinated means of enforcement to ensure the effectiveness of anti-discrimination law, regardless of the legal tradition concerned, but in light of these traditions. Readers will find each nation remarkable, and learn something new and interesting from each report. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Mercat-Bruns
    • 1
  • David B. Oppenheimer
    • 2
  • Cady Sartorius
    • 3
  1. 1.Sciences Po Law SchoolParisFrance
  2. 2.Berkeley LawBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Berkeley LawBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90067-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90068-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-6881
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-689X
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