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Racial Discrimination

Racial Discrimination
  • Year of publication 2011
  • 385 pages
Author:Ion Diaconu
Categories: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Social Sciences Human Rights
Law International law
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6094‐334‐8 | ebook | € 77.99 / $ 105.28 / £ 82.66

Racial discrimination is a topical subject, given the increased migration and movement of people of different ethnic origins and cultural backgrounds throughout the world, when most of the countries are multiethnic and multicultural.

This book deals with racial discrimination and covers a myriad of aspects, such as its definition, categories of persons protected against racism, commitments taken by States, problems and difficulties of States in fulfilling their commitments, and activities of international bodies monitoring the implementation of the  international instruments, mainly the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The author combines theoretical aspects of racism with States practice in implementing the 1965 International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Activities of human rights treaty bodies and other international mechanisms dealing with the protection of human rights are also covered.

The book provides a guide to the application of the ICERD and is aimed at government officials, human rights activists and non-governmental organizations. Scholars and students who seek indepth information on the topic  will also find this book a valuable work.

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Author's information

Dr. Ion Diaconu is a career diplomat, a researcher and a professor of international law. After a Ph.D. at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he served as a diplomat and ultimately as ambassador of Romania in Denmark and in the Russian Federation. He has for many years been a member of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and is involved in numerous activities in the field of human rights, including teaching at university level.

Law and Politics Book Review 2013

review by Davide Strazzari, lecturer in Constitutional Comparative Law, Department of Social Science, Trento University, Italy.

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