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The Last of the Cold War

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/10.1093/0198280610.003.0007
 The Last of the Cold War

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During the ten years from 1978, the conflict between the Eastern and Western blocs formed the political framework within which CERD had to operate. It was argued, on the one hand, that CERD could not examine a report properly unless it could compare the information within it to information from other sources. On the other hand, it was maintained that the Convention referred only to ‘the examination of the reports and information received from the States Parties’. In 1986, at a time when the press was reporting on a campaign forcibly to assimilate the Turkish‐speaking minority in Bulgaria, the Committee was unable to confirm that the campaign was contrary to the Convention.

Keywords: assimilation; Bulgaria; CERD; Cold War; ethnic Turks; ICERD; information sources; reporting regime

Chapter.  7457 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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