The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to guarantee that the rights enunciated in the present Covenant will be exercised without discrimination of any kind as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Article 2(2) prohibits discrimination in relation to the substantive rights contained in the Covenant. In contrast to the obligations imposed on states under Article 2(1), which are for the most part subject to progressive realization, the prohibition on...
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