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Delivering Equality: Equality Mainstreaming and Constitutionalisation of Socio-Economic Rights

29 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2009 Last revised: 25 May 2015

Anne Smith

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Eithne McLaughlin (deceased)

Deceased

Date Written: November 12, 2009

Abstract

This article examines the role (if any) of law in the promotion and protection of equality. It frames its analysis against the backdrop of recent equality developments and proposals in the context of Northern Ireland. Our particular purpose is to address the question: are equality mainstreaming and the constitutionalisation of socio-economic rights viable tools to address inequality? These two legal tools are recognised as forming only parts, albeit highly important parts, of a bigger equality jigsaw. Constraints of space mitigate against examination of the other pieces of the jigsaw in this article

Keywords: Equality, Constitutionalisation, Socio-Economic Rights

Suggested Citation

Smith, Anne and McLaughlin (deceased), Eithne, Delivering Equality: Equality Mainstreaming and Constitutionalisation of Socio-Economic Rights (November 12, 2009). Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 09-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1504645 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1504645

Anne Smith (Contact Author)

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Ulster University
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Co. Derry, County Antrim BT48 7JL
Northern Ireland
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