Legal Responses to Racism: Innovation and Retrenchment in Ireland
International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, Vol. 6, pp. 199-222, 2005
37 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2005 Last revised: 11 Feb 2009
Following decades in which the absence of immigration allowed Governments to claim there was no problem of racism in Ireland, the 1990s saw Ireland adopt new equality measures to combat racism. Whilst these measures are important and even innovative, paradoxically they are accompanied by policy initiatives which indicate the equality agenda is still very much a controversial one and possibly even in retreat. More radical reforms are needed than merely tinkering with the Equality laws.
Keywords: Equality, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Discrimination, Ireland
JEL Classification: K19
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