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Laying the Foundations

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print May 1996 | ISBN: 9780198280613
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598760 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280610.003.0006
 Laying the Foundations

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Most states saw accession to the Convention as a matter of foreign policy. Many perceived it as a way of demonstrating their anti‐apartheid credentials, with but few implications for their internal affairs. In its first eight years, CERD had to concentrate upon establishing the novel reporting regime, upon tutoring state delegations as to the nature of their new obligations, and on agreeing some boundaries to the Committee's mandate.

Keywords: accession; apartheid; CERD; delegations; foreign policy; ICERD; inter‐state disputes; obligations; reporting regime

Chapter.  9023 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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