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TitleThe International convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination : a commentary / Patrick Thornberry
ImprintOxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition 1st ed.
Descript xxix, 535 pages ; 25 cm

SUMMARY

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


CONTENT

Towards the convention -- Definition of racial discrimination -- Special measures under convention: definitions and obligations -- Introduction and drafting -- Comment and conclusions -- Remedies for racial discrimination -- Role of education in combating racial discrimination -- Reservations -- Role of international court of justice -- Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination: a summary reflection


International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965 December 21) Race discrimination -- Law and legislation

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