Prof. Anna Katharina Mangold and Prof. Mehrdad Payandeh present the "Handbook of Anti-Discrimination Law" published by Mohr Siebeck.

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Anti-discrimination Law: Surveying a legal field

The legal process concerning discrimination raises difficult questions. How can people be effectively protected from discrimination, what is discrimination in the first place and what roles do public law, civil law and criminal law play in this context? Together with 30 other authors, Prof. Mehrdad Payandeh and Prof. Anna Katharina Mangold have devoted themselves to the basic questions of anti-discrimination law and examined the structures, legal figures and concepts underlying this issue,

Anti-discrimination Law - International, Intradisciplinary, Interdisciplinary

Anti-discrimination law is analyzed in its international and European dimension, i.e., taking into account human rights and European Union law. The handbook is based on an intradisciplinary approach that combines questions and perspectives of public law with those of criminal and civil law. Interdisciplinary connecting points of anti-discrimination law, for example in behavioral-scientific basic assumptions of discrimination, or regarding the importance of empirical methods in proving discrimination, are also included.

Dialogue with science and practical experience

The work, which is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, is the result of many years of collaboration among the authors, including a workshop held at Bucerius Law School in 2019. The handbook represents an attempt to present an interim assessment of the development and discussions surrounding anti-discrimination law to date, with a goal to make this field of law accessible to the legal sciences, and thus promoting further exchanges both in academia and with practitioners.