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Современные вопросы позитивной дискриминации в контексте практики конституционных судов

In promoting the universally recognized principle of equality and non-discrimination modern constitutional justice elaborates on the criteria of personal legal status admissible differentiation. Preferences given to some vulnerable groups of people in comparison with the majority may raise the issue of positive discrimination the origins and types of which are expounded in the article. The author gives a comparative analysis of different approaches to the issue in the practice of the Russian Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of the USA and the French Constitutional Council and shares her reflections on possible evolution of the problem.