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economic and social rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Economic and social rights broadly include rights relating to participation in the economy, particularly the rights of workers such as the right to fair working conditions, and rights to...

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equality and discrimination

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Although ‘equality’ and ‘discrimination’ are terms frequently invoked in public and political discourse, there is little consensus on what they mean. For some, equality is about people...

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equality and diversity

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The relationship between equality, diversity, and law raises fiendishly difficult questions of many kinds. While many would agree that recognition of the equal worth of individuals is one...

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formal equality

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The idea of ‘equality’ appears, at first glance, very simple. Equality means treating likes alike. However, the meaning of equality has been the subject of considerable legal debate over...

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International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (‘ICESCR’) on 19 December 1966, together with the International...

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positive discrimination

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

The lawful exception to discrimination laws, which allows for active measures to be applied in relation to a specific group in training, employment or provision of services. Positive...

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substantive equality

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Equality is a complex ideal, and the law contains many different approaches to achieving it. One approach is ‘formal equality’, which aims to treat everyone alike. Briefly put, the problem...

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