Book Launch "Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law" edited by Hugh Collins and Tarun Khaitan, launched by The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

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Book Launch "Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law" edited by Hugh Collins and Tarun Khaitan, launched by The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

Room 920, Level 9
Law
185 Pelham Street

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T: 8344 6847

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This seminar will commence at 5.45pm with a panel discussion by Professor Karen Farquharson, Professor Cordelia Fine, Professor Beth Gaze, Dr Dale Smith and Associate Professor Tarun Khaitan. The panel will be chaired by Associate Professor Anna Chapman.

It will be followed at 7pm by a launch by The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG of the new book edited by Professor Hugh Collins and Associate Professor Tarun Khaitan, "Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law". Those unable to attend the panel discussion are also welcome to join the book launch.

Indirect discrimination (or disparate impact) concerns the application of the same rule to everyone, even though that rule significantly disadvantages one particular group in society. Ever since its recognition by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1971, liberal democracies around the world have grappled with the puzzle that it can sometimes be unfair and wrong to treat everyone equally. The law's regulation of private acts that unintentionally (but disproportionately) harm vulnerable groups has remained extremely controversial, especially in the United States and the United Kingdom. In original essays in this volume, leading scholars of discrimination law from North America and Europe explore the various facets of the law on indirect discrimination, interrogating its foundations, history, legitimacy, purpose, structure, and relationship with other legal concepts. The collection provides the first international work devoted to this vital area of the law that seeks both to prevent unfair treatment and to transform societies.

To order the book "Foundations of Indirect Discrimination Law", visit https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/foundations-of-indirect-discrimination-law-9781509912544/ Enter coupon code FOUNDATIONS18 at the checkout to receive 20% discount on this book. AU/NZ customers only. Valid until 30/11/18. See website for terms and conditions.

This Book Launch is co-hosted by the Asian Law Centre, the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at Melbourne Law School.

Presenters

  • The Honourable Michael Kirby
  • Associate Professor Tarun Khaitan
    Associate Professor Tarun Khaitan, Associate Director (India), Asian Law Centre