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Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial DiscriminationA Living Instrument$
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David Keane and Annapurna Waughray

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993047

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993047.001.0001

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CERD and caste-based discrimination

CERD and caste-based discrimination

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(p.121) Chapter 6 CERD and caste-based discrimination
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Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Annapurna Waughray

David Keane

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993047.003.0007

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

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