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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Systemic Discrimination

Päivi J Neuvonen

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 December 2023

Citizens' rights — Gender discrimination — Bill of rights — Equality — Collective rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Racial discrimination

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 Constitutional provisions for equal protection take many forms (equality). One way to map this diversity is to consider how different constitutions respond to systemic discrimination. The concept of systemic discrimination is broadly defined as discriminatory disadvantage that is ‘structured into political or social systems and institutions, either directly or indirectly and reflects the cultural assumptions of the dominant group thereby marginalizing other cultural [and social] groups’ (Schindler and Zeller 114). Systemic discrimination, also known as...
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