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International Action against Racial Discrimination$
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Michael Banton

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280610.001.0001

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States Parties

States Parties

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(p.305) 13 States Parties
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International Action against Racial Discrimination
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Michael Banton (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198280610.003.0013

The adoption and implementation of the ICERD has been an attempt to expand the rule of law, constraining the sovereignty of individual states. Further action to develop the Convention's potential will require a greater commitment from states parties, individually and collectively, than they have hitherto shown. The UN system for the protection of human rights has been built up on the basis of decisions that were expedient at the time. States are reluctant to rationalize it because they do not wish to be subject to closer oversight.

Keywords:   decision‐taking, human rights, ICERD, implementation, oversight, remedial action, rule of law, sovereignty, states, United Nations

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