Racial discrimination and indigenous
peoples - in particular under the
Racial Discrimination Convention
The major instrument of the UN devoted to the issue of race discrimination is the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICEARD). The Convention - preceded by a Declaration on the same subject 1 - was adopted by the GA on 21 December 1965 by 106 votes to 0, 2 and entered into force on 4 January 1969. 3 By December 2001, the Convention had 161 States' parties. The text incorporates a preamble of twelve paragraphs, seven substantive articles (Part I of the Convention), a further nine articles addressing implementation (Part II) and nine articles on entry into force, denunciation, revision, reservations, etc. (Part III). 4____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights. Contributors: Patrick Thornberry - Author. Publisher: Manchester University Press. Place of publication: Manchester, England. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 199.
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