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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

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

Annapurna Waughray

David Keane

Manchester University Press

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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