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Of all the rights in international human rights law, the right of nondiscrimination is probably the most misunderstood. There is a large literature on the topic of discrimination, and references to 'non-discrimination' appear with ritual-like frequency in United Nations and non-governmental organization (NGO) publications. Commentators stretches the notion of discrimination to cover situations in which there is no discrimination at all, while simultaneously averting their eyes from blatant acts of discrimination perpetrated on account of race, sex, and the other forbidden grounds in international law. This commentary empowers people to make up their own minds about the meanings of the rights recognized in Article 2, grounding their opinions in an understanding of Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) rights as rights under international law, rather than mere rhetoric.

Keywords: Article 2; CRC; human rights; international law; non-governmental organization (NGO); nondiscrimination; United Nations



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