Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 322 pages
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This book presents an analysis of the elimination of racial discrimination in international law. Through the lens of the Hindu caste system, 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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1
52
The Origin of Caste 23
67
PART 2
91
The Indian Constitution and the Elimination of Castebased
117
The United Nations and the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
159
PART 3
203
A Legal History of Descentbased Discrimination
213
Enhancing Protection against Castebased Discrimination
239
Conclusion
267
Bibliography
285
Index
297
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About the author (2013)

David Keane is Lecturer in Law at Brunel University, UK. He has published in the area of international human rights, with a particular focus on racial discrimination. David has also engaged in research and advocacy work for non-governmental human rights organizations.

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