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This is a list of anti-discrimination acts (often called discrimination acts), which are laws designed to prevent discrimination.

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Australia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Australia]] Australia

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD)
  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Victoria)
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1984

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Belgium|22x20px|Template:Country alias Belgium]] Belgium

  • Belgian Anti-Racism Law

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Bolivia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Bolivia]] Bolivia

  • Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination 2010

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Canada|22x20px|Template:Country alias Canada]] Canada

  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Canadian Employment Equity Act
  • Canadian Human Rights Act
  • Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias European Union|22x20px|Template:Country alias European Union]] European Union

  • Directive 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions
  • Directive 2000/43/EC on Anti-discrimination
  • Directive 2004/113/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services
  • Directive 2006/54/EC on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias France|22x20px|Template:Country alias France]] France

  • Edict of Nantes 1598

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Germany|22x20px|Template:Country alias Germany]] Germany

  • General Equal Treatment Act of 2006

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Hong Kong|22x20px|Template:Country alias Hong Kong]] Hong Kong

  • Disability Discrimination Ordinance
  • Family Status Discrimination Ordinance
  • Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance
  • Race Discrimination Ordinance
  • Sex Discrimination Ordinance

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias India|22x20px|Template:Country alias India]] India

  • The Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850
  • Hindu Succession Act, 1956 - Abolished the "limited owner" status of women who owned property, amended in 2004 to give daughters equal inheritance rights with sons.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989


  • Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925
  • Convention against Discrimination in Education, 1960
  • Equality of Treatment (Social Security) Convention, 1962
  • Convention concerning Migrations in Abusive Conditions and the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity and Treatment of Migrant Workers, 1975
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1965
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958
  • Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951
  • Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights, 2000

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Israel|22x20px|Template:Country alias Israel]] Israel

  • Employment (Equal Opportunities) Law, 1988[1]
  • Prohibition of Discrimination in Products, Services and Entry into Places of Entertainment and Public Places Law, 2000[2]

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Poland|22x20px|Template:Country alias Poland]] Poland

  • Statute of Kalisz 1264
  • Warsaw Confederation Act 1573

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias Russia|22x20px|Template:Country alias Russia]] Russia

  • Declaration of Rights of Peoples of Russia, 1917

[[Image:Template:Country flag alias South Africa|22x20px|Template:Country alias South Africa]] South Africa

  • Section Nine of the Constitution of South Africa
  • Employment Equity Act, 1998 [3]
  • Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000

United Kindom United Kingdom

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Disability Discrimination Act 2005
  • Equal Pay Act 1970
  • Equality Act 2006
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Race Relations Act 1965
  • Race Relations Act 1968 and Race Relations Act 1976 amended by the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000
  • Representation of the People Act 1918
  • Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975, amended by the Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002
  • See also the Employment Equality Regulations covering sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

Northern Ireland has a similar pattern of 'separate' equality legislation.

Template:Country alias United States United States

  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967[4]
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990[5]
  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act[6]
  • Civil Rights Act of 1871[7]
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964[8]
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Executive Order 11478[9]
  • Executive Order 13166 – “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency”
  • Fair Employment Act of 1941
  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 - enables qualified employees to take prolonged unpaid leave for family and health-related reasons without fear of losing their jobs. For private employers with 15 or more employers
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
  • Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965
  • Lloyd – La Follette Act (1912)
  • No-FEAR Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945

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