CERD General Recommendation
VIII: identification with a particular
racial or ethnic group
Identification with a particular racial or ethnic group (Art. 1, par. 1 & 4)
(Thirty-eighth session, 1990)
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,
Having considered reports from States parties concerning information about the
ways in which individuals are identified as being members of a particular racial or
ethnic groups or groups,
Is of the opinion that such identification shall, if no justification exists to the contrary,
be based upon self-identification by the individual concerned.
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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: 463.
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