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The High Court's Conception of Discrimination: Origins, Applications, and Implications

Author(s): Amelia Simpson

In constitutional settings, the High Court has grown attached to a particular conception of discrimination that is notable for its abstractedness and purported universality. This article explores that conception, tracing its evolution and its permeation of the Court's constitutional jurisprudence. It argues that this 'universal' conception of discrimination, while it does mandate certain limited content, cannot provide guidance upon some of the most significant questions confronting judges when shaping constitutional non-discrimination rules.

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Centre: CIPL

Research theme: Constitutional Law and Theory

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