Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law

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Routledge, Apr 8, 2016 - Law - 328 pages
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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.

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List of Abbreviations
Table of Cases and Decisions
The Origin of Caste
The Origin of Race
The Indian Constitution and the Elimination of Castebased
The United Nations and the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
5A Legal History of Descentbased Discrimination
Enhancing Protection against Castebased Discrimination

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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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