Exploring the key legal issues in combating race discrimination, Race Matters provides readers with a detailed understanding of the issue of inequality. At its heart is an aim to increase the likelihood of achieving racial equality at both the national and international levels - in so doing it examines the primary role of legislation and its impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of racial discrimination. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between race and the law, the book will be an important resource for those concerned with equality.
Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter is a practising attorney. She has written widely on various aspects of inequality and the law from an international perspective.
'In her work on race matters, Anne-Marie Cotter has produced an excellently researched and thorough examination of the legal background to race matters in several key legal jurisdictions. Ms Cotter's work is a must for all practitioners and other persons interested in the legal development of race matters in any jurisdiction.' John Darby, McEvoy Partners, Dublin, UK 'This book will undoubtedly further greater understanding of race discrimination internationally and readers interested in this topic will derive considerable benefit from it.' Anthony Moore, Barrister, Four Courts, Dublin, UK 'Race Matters, where matters is a noun and not a verb, makes an optimistic argument, through the use of legal historical narratives, that inequality due to racial matters may be diminished through a framework of targeted legislation and judicial implementation and enforcement. Such a framework leads to greater equality among racial groups.' Professor Laurence Nolan, Howard University School of Law, USA