Discrimination

[Revised entry by Andrew Altman on August 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Discrimination is prohibited by six of the core international human rights documents. The vast majority of
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[Revised entry by Andrew Altman on August 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Discrimination is prohibited by six of the core international human rights documents. The vast majority of the world's states have constitutional or statutory provisions outlawing discrimination. (Osin and Porat 2005) And most philosophical, political, and legal discussions of discrimination proceed on the premise that discrimination is morally wrong and, in a wide range of cases, ought to be legally prohibited. However, co-existing with this impressive...

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