- International human rights treaties — Collective rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Fundamental rights — Discrimination
Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. Provisions prohibiting discrimination (‘antidiscrimination provisions’), often as a fundamental right guarantee, are ubiquitous in national constitutions (Namaat, Osin and Porat). These provisions have come to embody a key pillar of the legitimacy of states, alongside democratic government and a commitment to the rule of law. Democratic states that altogether lack a constitutional prohibition on discrimination tend to be exceptional. Australia is one such exception (Kruger v Commonwealth (1997) 190 CLR 1 (HC) (Austl) at 64). This entry concerns...