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6. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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This chapter talks about the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 December 1965. It describes 25 articles agreed by the States Parties to this Convention. The States Parties to this Convention consider that all human beings are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection of the law against any discrimination and against any incitement to discrimination. The States Parties convince that any doctrine of superiority based on racial differentiation is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and that there is no justification for racial discrimination, in theory or in practice, anywhere. It also convinces that the existence of racial barriers is repugnant to the ideals of any human society.

Keywords: General Assembly; human society; racial barriers; racial discrimination; States Parties; United Nations



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