For over a decade the Equal Status Acts have outlawed discrimination in the provision of goods, services, education and accommodation. This book, which was commissioned by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), provides accurate, comprehensive information about the operation of the law in practice. It explains the types of actions or omissions that amount to discrimination, examines relevant case law and looks at how the Acts are enforced.
Equal Status Acts 2000–2011: Discrimination in the Provision of Goods and Services informs a broad range of audiences about the influential Equal Status Acts. These groups include:
• Legal practitioners and their clients
• Academics and students
• Advocates and advice providers
• Non-governmental organisations
• Providers of goods, services, accommodation and education
Judy Walsh lectures at the School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, where she is also Director of the Equality Studies Research Centre.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, which works to secure full human rights for everyone (www.iccl.ie).