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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Patrick Thornberry

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Race

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Preceded by a Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1963, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (‘ICERD’ or ‘Convention’) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (‘UNGA’) (United Nations, General Assembly) in December 1965, entering into force in 1969 (Racial and Religious Discrimination). The move from Declaration to Convention was boosted by synergies between the politics of anti-racism and the international movements against colonialism and apartheid (Thornberry,...
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