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Affirmative Action versus Equality in Malaysia

Guest Contributor 22nd November 2012

By Dr Dimitrina Petrova The Bumiputera (Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) continue to benefit from decades-old affirmative action policies that have outlived their legitimacy. Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, continuing a system of ethnic privileges established by British colonial rule, requires the King of Malaysia to safeguard the special position of the […]

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Affirmative Action Themed Posts

Laura Hilly 22nd November 2012

Over the next two weeks, in addition to our regular blog posts, the OxHRH will run a special themed series on affirmative action.  We are excited to present contributions from network participants around the globe, focusing on this often controversial topic.  Enjoy! Our first contribution is from Dr Dimitrina Petrova, Executive Director of the The Equal Rights Trust on […]

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Hits and Misses in Proposed Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

Guest Contributor 21st November 2012

By Dominique Allen On November 20, 2012 the Australian government released its long-awaited Bill which combines the five federal anti-discrimination Acts into one streamlined Act and improves existing protections. The Bill is the result of a public consultation a year ago that stemmed from the 2009 human rights consultation which failed to result in a […]

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The Quick and the Dead in Britain’s Global Future

Helen Mountfield 20th November 2012

David Cameron told the CBI on 19 November 2012 that he ‘got’ the need for changes of attitude in government, which he claimed were needed to strengthen Britain in a “global race”, in which “you are either quick or you’re dead”.  The detail of his proposals have serious ramifications for those who care about the […]

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The Quick and the Dead in Britain's Global Future

admin 20th November 2012

David Cameron told the CBI on 19 November 2012 that he ‘got’ the need for changes of attitude in government, which he claimed were needed to strengthen Britain in a “global race”, in which “you are either quick or you’re dead”.  The detail of his proposals have serious ramifications for those who care about the […]

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