1965

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is a United Nations Convention adopted and opened for signature by the General Assembly on 21 December 1965 and entered into force on 4 January 1969. According to the document, racial discrimination is a situation where a person or a group is treated differently because of their race, descent, colour, national or ethnic origin and this treatment impairs or intended to impair their human rights and fundamental freedoms. All human rights – including political, economic, social and cultural fields – are to be ensured to everyone without racial discrimination. In order to do so states are monitored by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to fulfill their obligations.