Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada

Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada

Book - 1995 --
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Extensively revised and updated, the second edition of Ethnicity and Human Rights in Canada presents new materials on legal protection for human rights in Canada's post-Charter era.The book examines key issues of ethnicity and human rights in the context of principles derived from international human rights instruments. It describes how human rights violations, discriminating on the basis of race and ethnicity, create and sustain the minority status of diverse racial andethnic groups across Canada. Discussion of Canada's three major ethnic constituencies analyses human rights issues of central concern to each: the aboriginal peoples; self-determination of aboriginal nations; racial and ethnic immigrant groups; anti-racism strategies and multiculturalism; theFranco-Quebecois and national sovereignty. Other issues - gender, religious symbolism, the mosaic versus the melting pot - are also examined. The scope and the strength of legal protections for human rights in Canada are evaluated at the levels of the law - human rights statutes - andconstitutionally - the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995. --
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780195410792
Characteristics: xiv, 327 pages ; 23 cm


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