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International Action against Racial Discrimination$
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Michael Banton

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198280613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198280610.001.0001

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The United Nations

The United Nations

(p.21) 3 The United Nations
International Action against Racial Discrimination

Michael Banton (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

UN bodies with responsibility for action against racial discrimination are described. During the period 1945–1995, the number of UN member states grew from 29 to 185. The work of the human rights treaty bodies is complemented by that of the special rapporteurs appointed by the Human Rights Commission. They trace their authority to the UN Charter binding upon all member states as opposed to the smaller numbers of states that have accepted treaty obligations.

Keywords:   human rights, member states, racial discrimination, rapporteurs, treaty bodies, UN Charter, UN Human Rights Commission, United Nations

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