Caste Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

Caste Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

by David Keane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0754671720

ISBN-13: 9780754671725

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With particular focus on the Hindu caste system, this book represents a comprehensive analysis of the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in international law. It evaluates the strategies that have informed the work of the United Nations in this area, mapping a new path that moves from standard-setting to implementation. Combining legal analysis with

Overview

With particular focus on the Hindu caste system, this book represents a comprehensive analysis of the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in international law. It evaluates the strategies that have informed the work of the United Nations in this area, mapping a new path that moves from standard-setting to implementation. Combining legal analysis with the meaning and origin of caste, it explores the remedies human rights law can propose towards the prohibition of caste-based discrimination, and the abolition of the caste system itself. The book provides a benchmark on the achievements of the international community in combating all forms of racial discrimination, and the policies that must inform future measures. With its clear and accessible style this volume will be of interest to scholars of law and human rights, as well as policy-makers and practitioners working in this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754671725
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part 1: The origin of caste; The origin of race. Part 2: The Indian constitution and the elimination of caste-based discrimination; The United Nations and the elimination of racial discrimination. Part 3: A legal history of descent-based discrimination; Enhancing protection against caste-based discrimination; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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