Gender Discrimination, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Pp. 131-144 (14)
Catalina Ruiz-Rico Ruiz and Luis Francisco Sanchez Caceres
The fusion of immigration and multiculturalism problems generates new
legal challenges and a constitutional quandary focused on the Equality as a
fundamental right. Discriminatory practices by gender such as anthropological
practices, cults and traditions have been imported obstructing any legal relativism in
the framework of an alliance between different civilizations. The Equality as a
constitutional principle and as a multiculturalism limit involves a constitutional answer
in relation to discriminatory practices that emerges from religious freedom, forced
marriages and other coercive behaviors suffered by immigrant women.
Gender discrimination, Multiculturalism, Religious freedom,
Violence against women.
Faculty of Law, University of Jaen, Jaen, Spain.