The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is the centrepiece of international efforts to address racial discrimination, defined in broad terms to include discrimination based on skin colour, descent, ethnic, and national origin. Victims of discrimination within the scope of the Convention include minorities, indigenous peoples, non-citizens, and caste or descent groups. Virtually all national societies are diverse in terms of ethnicity or 'race' and none is free from discrimination, making it one of the great issues of our time. Against the background of international human rights standards and mechanisms to counter racial and ethnic discrimination, this book provides the first comprehensive legal analysis of the provisions of the Convention on an article-by article basis. The book addresses the place of the Convention within the broader framework of United Nation's action against discrimination. The different chapters analyse and discuss broad topics of race, ethnicity, and international law, the genesis and drafting of the Convention, the aims and objectives of the Convention in light of its preamble, and principles of non-discrimination and equality.
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Bibliography: page 512-521. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Introduction Convention : genesis and background Towards the convention Convention and the committee Title and preamble Article 1: definition of racial discrimination Article 1, paragraphs 2 and 3: discrimination and non-citizens Article 2: obligations to eliminate racial discrimination Special measures under convention: definitions and obligations Article 3: Segregation and apartheid Article 4: racist hate speech Article 5: introduction and drafting Article 5: civil and political rights Article 5: economic, social, and cultural rights Article 5: comment and conclusions Article 6: remedies for racial discrimination Article 7: the role of education in combating racial discrimination Article 20: reservations Article 22: role of international court of justice Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: a summary reflection.
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