Comparative Study of Anti-Discrimination Laws of the UK, the United States of America and India

Amir Hossein Amirkahni, Reza Heydari Sheikh Tabghi


The issue of legal prohibition of discrimination is important because «high and positive correlation exists between the sense of political equality and belief in legitimacy of govenrment. This relationship guarantees the meaning that acceptance and confirming the legitimacy of the government realizes when the state and its Statesmen respect the principles of equality »(Yousefi, 2004). Additionally, battle against discrimination in society leads to increased participation of social groups in managing social affairs and this by itself leads to increased national cohesion and progress in the country. This paper compares the laws against discrimination in the countries of India, The Unites States of America and The United Kingdom with regards to historical and social background, sources of anti-discrimination laws, how to identify the grounds of discrimination, multiple discriminations, coverage and how to apply affirmative action.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s2p96

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