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Overview

Turning words into social reality is a function of law and its enforcement procedures. Human rights require structures, procedures and personnel to make them work. This book examines the formal emergence of coded rights in South Africa and compares and contrasts them with Canada, the United Kingdom and France.
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Contains updated papers from an April 1995 workshop, presenting a snapshot of issues and debates of the time surrounding the formal emergence of coded rights in the new South Africa and comparing and contrasting them with Canada, the UK, and France. Underlying themes include color, age, language, religion, gender, colonialism, and nationality, with chapters on areas such as Afrikaner perceptions of self-determination, women's rights in South Africa, anti- discrimination laws in Canada, and gay rights. The editor is affiliated with Cardiff Law School and Cardiff University. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840147841
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Making Rights Work - The South African Experience 1
2 The Struggle for Women's Rights in South Africa 13
3 Afrikaner Perceptions of Self-Determination 33
4 The Protection of Language Rights in South Africa's Interim Constitution 49
5 Lessons from the Demise of Bophuthatswana 76
6 Making Rights Work 88
7 The Genesis of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 97
8 Anti-Discrimination Laws in Canada: Human Rights Commissions and the Search for Equality 113
9 Gender Equality and the Canadian Charter: Making Rights Work for Women? 140
10 Rainbow's End: Getting Gay Rights Right 163
11 The Genesis of a European Law for the Protection of Minorities 195
12 Limiting the Freedom to Protest: Legal Responses to Direct Action 209
13 Rapporteur: Perspectives on 'Making Rights Work' 229
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