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The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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ISBN13: 9789004279919
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £129.00



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The universal feeling that discrimination and intolerance based on race. religion or beliefs have to be confronted by the international community led to the adoption, half a century ago, of the international convention to which this book is devoted, one of the most ratified treaties.

The book comments on the contents of the Convention and its impact on anti-racist and anti-bias legislation and jurisprudence, as well as its influence on, and applicability to other international texts. In an Introduction to this reprint, the author updates the status of the Convention, summarizes the work of CERD, the implementation body of the Convention, and discusses its relevance to general human rights, particularly the area of religious intolerance, and some difficult issues such as the possible clash with other fundamental freedoms.

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Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
Introduction to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Guide to United Nations Documents

Part I The Preparation of the Convention
1. Resolutions on racial prejudice and religious intolerance
2. Resolutions on the draft declarations and conventions
3. Preparation of the Convention
4. Work of the Sub-Commission
5. Work of the Commission on Human Rights
6. Draft of the Third Committee
7. Vote in the General Assembly

Part II Scope and Significance of the Convention
1. The Convention and the International Bill of Rights
2. Universality of the Convention
3. Balance between freedoms
4. Measures of implementation and the right of individual petition

Part III Interpretation of the Convention
Chapter I. The Preamble
Chapter II. Substantive Articles
Chapter III. Substantive Articles not incorporated in the Convention
Chapter IV. Measures of implementation
Chapter V. Final Clauses—Reservations

Part IV The Work of the Committee
Chapter I. Rules of procedure and guidelines for reporting
Chapter II. The reporting system
Chapter III. Article 15 and the practice of the Committee
Chapter IV. Occupied or de facto controlled territories
Chapter V. Relationship with the U.N. General Assembly and other bodies
Chapter VI. Composition of the Committee

Part V Status of the Convention
1. Signatures, ratifications and accessions
2. Declarations and reservations
3. Declarations on the optional procedure (Article 14)

Part VI The Impact of the Convention
Chapter I. At the national level
Chapter II. At the international level
Conclusions: A Decade After

Appendices: Appendix 1. International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimation
Appendix 2. United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Appendix 3. UNESCO Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice
Appendix 4. States Parties to the Convention as of July 1979
Select Bibliography
Index
About the author.