Building a World Safe for Difference
Ensure the legal framework protects the rights of the individual and prohibits discrimination based on ethnic, religious, gender or cultural difference
Enact as part of the constitution a statutory bill of rights that reflects international norms and instruments.
Create a human rights commission independent of government to monitor situations of possible human rights abuses.
Create an anti-discrimination unit to monitor possible sources of discrimination and with authority to redress cases of discrimination.
Establish a fair employment body to establish standards and procedures to ensure fair treatment in the workplace, including in public services, the military and police which should be models for other employment sectors.
Introduce programmes of affirmative action that include the equipping of members of groups disadvantaged and discriminated against, with the skills necessary to function confidently in work and other social and economic contexts.
Use awareness campaigns and materials to inform citizens about their rights and obligations, including available resources and mechanisms to redress discrimination and human rights abuses.
Facilitate identity groups to create institutions and structures which are necessary for the individual to be able to exercise those rights, such as language and religious practices, which can only be expressed fully in the context of interaction with others who share that identity.