CERD and caste-based discrimination

Annapurna Waughray and David Keane

in Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print December 2017 | ISBN: 9781784993047
Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781526132284 | DOI:
CERD and caste-based discrimination

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The chapter examines the emergence of the issue of caste-discrimination under ICERD in the 1990s, its consolidation in General Recommenaiton 29, and State opposition, in particular from India, which contests the categorisation of caste as a form of descent-based discrimination and therefore a form of racial discrimination.

Keywords: ICERD (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination); CERD (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination); Race / Racial discrimination; United Nations; Caste; Descent; India

Chapter.  12328 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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