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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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The Committee's Inheritance

The Committee's Inheritance

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(p.74) 5 The Committee's Inheritance
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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:10.1093/0198280610.003.0005

In 1965, many governments associated racial discrimination with a particular phase of European thought, with the imperialism of European powers, and with practices in the USA. Yet the Convention represented it as a universal problem. From its first meeting in 1970, CERD, the body established to examine state reports, had to work out the implications for states in different regions of their acceptance of its obligations. The relations between relevant groups in Europe, Africa, America, and Asia at this time are described.

Keywords:   Africa, America, Asia, CERD, colonialism, Europe, ICERD, racial discrimination, racism, USA

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