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Racial discrimination and indigenous peoples – in particular under the Racial Discrimination Convention

Patrick Thornberry

in Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780719037931
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700617 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719037931.003.0009
Racial discrimination and indigenous peoples – in particular under the Racial Discrimination Convention

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The major instrument of the UN devoted to the issue of race discrimination is the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Convention was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 1965 and entered into force on 4 January 1969. By December 2001, the Convention had 161 States' parties. The text incorporates a preamble of twelve paragraphs, seven substantive articles (Part I of the Convention), a further nine articles addressing implementation (Part II) and nine articles on entry into force, denunciation, revision, reservations, etc. (Part III).

Keywords: race discrimination; UN General Assembly; States; implementation

Chapter.  11751 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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