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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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Seizing the Initiative

Seizing the Initiative

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(p.142) 8 Seizing the Initiative
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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:10.1093/0198280610.003.0008

With the election of new members in 1988 and with changes in external circumstances, CERD was able to take positive steps to improve its working methods and to agree that it would issue ‘concluding observations’ expressing a collective view. It introduced procedures for reviewing the implementation of the Convention in states that had not submitted reports and for taking urgent action in emergencies. Its procedure for issuing opinions on communications (or petitions) from individuals came into effect. Figures are provided on the use of CERD's time.

Keywords:   CERD, concluding observations, emergencies, ICERD, individual communications, information sources, racism, reporting regime, treaty bodies

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