This site is no longer being
maintained at this location.


This section of the site Worldwide is being moved to

Http://racism.org

 

 

 

UNITS
Intro: Institutional Racism
01 Race and Racism                                        x
02 Citizenship Rights                                       x
03 Justice                                       x
04 Basic Needs                                       x
05 Intersectionality                                        x
06 Worldwide                                        x

 
  Web Editor:
  Vernellia R. Randall
Professor of Law
The University of Dayton
Web Editor
   
  OTHER WEBSITES
Personal Website                                     x
Race and Health                                     x
The Whitest Law Schools                                     x
 
Reporting of persons belonging to different races, national/ethnic groups, or indigenous peoples (Art. 1))
General Recommendation XXIV


Reporting of persons belonging to different races,
national/ethnic groups, or indigenous peoples (Art. 1)

(Fifty-fifth session, 1999)

1. The Committee stresses that, according to the definition given in article 1, paragraph 1, of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention relates to all persons who belong to different races, national or ethnic groups or to indigenous peoples. If the Committee is to secure the proper consideration of the periodic reports of States parties, it is essential that States parties provide as far as possible the Committee with information on the presence within their territory of such groups.

 

2. It appears from the periodic reports submitted to the Committee under article 9 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and from other information received by the Committee, that a number of States parties recognize the presence on their territory of some national or ethnic groups or indigenous peoples, while disregarding others. Certain criteria should be uniformly applied to all groups, in particular the number of persons concerned, and their being of a race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin different from the majority or from other groups within the population.

 

3. Some States parties fail to collect data on the ethnic or national origin of their citizens or of other persons living on their territory, but decide at their own discretion which groups constitute ethnic groups or indigenous peoples that are to be recognized and treated as such. The Committee believes that there is an international standard concerning the specific rights of people belonging to such groups, together with generally recognized norms concerning equal rights for all and non-discrimination, including those incorporated in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. At the same time, the Committee draws to the attention of States parties that the application of different criteria in order to determine ethnic groups or indigenous peoples, leading to the recognition of some and refusal to recognize others, may give rise to differing treatment for various groups within a country's population.

 

4. The Committee recalls General Recommendation IV, which it adopted at its eighth session in 1973, and paragraph 8 of the general guidelines regarding the form and contents of reports to be submitted by States parties under article 9, paragraph 1, of the Convention (CERD/C/70/Rev.3), inviting States parties to endeavour to include in their periodic reports relevant information on the demographic composition of their population, in the light of the provisions of article 1 of the Convention, that is, as appropriate, information on race, colour

* Contained in document A/54/18, annex V.

 
Copyright 1999 Office of the United Nations 
High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, Switzerland
 

Submit for Periodic Updates
Update List

CHAPTERS
GeoPolitical Regions                                     x
Victim Groups                                     x
War on Terrorism                                      x
UN Human Rights                                      x
WCAR2001                                     x
 
 
 
Same level:
Definition of Discrimination ] [ Reporting of Persons ] Identification with a Particular Racial or Ethnic Group ] Racial Segregation and Apartheid ] Organized Violence based on Ethnic Origin ] Non-discriminatory Implementation of Rights ] Refugees, Displaced Persons and Article 5 ] Article 6 - General Comments ] Reporting by States Parties (Art. 7) ] Independence of Experts ] Situations Existing in Other States ] Overdue Reports ] UN Documents Related to CERD ]
Child Level:
Home ] Up ]
Parent Level:
Universal Declaration ] Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice ] Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ] International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ] Selected Human Rights Treaties and US Status ] Specific Human Rights ] Responsibility and Reparations for Slavery ] The International Criminal Court ]
Units:
[Race and Racial Groups] [Citizenship Rights]  [Justice and Race] [Patterns of Basic Needs] [Intersectionality Issues] [Human Rights]

 

Always Under Construction!

Always Under Construction!

Copyright @ 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001. Vernellia R. Randall
All Rights Reserved.

 

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, some material on this website is provided for comment, background information, research and/or educational purposes only, without permission from the copyright owner(s), under the "fair use" provisions of the federal copyright laws. These materials may not be distributed for other purposes without permission of the copyright owner(s).



Last Updated:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012  

You are visitor number
Hit Counter  
Since Sept. 11, 2001  


Thanks to Derrick Bell and his pioneer work: 
Race, Racism and American Law
(1993).