Joshua Castellino
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How effective has CERD been in protecting minorities?
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This chapter discusses the effectiveness of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in protecting minority rights. It examines the initial marginalisation of minority rights questions within the UN system, highlighting how the mainstreaming of human rights provided early justification for not having titular standards devoted to protecting minorities and indigenous peoples. The chapter focuses on why the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is the only universal binding international standard for minority rights. Arguing that the Convention is a 'minority and indigenous rights' treaty, it examines CERD's contribution to the advancement of such rights. The chapter focuses on how CERD has handled key questions such as the definition of 'racial discrimination', 'hate speech' and 'affirmative action'. It provides comments on the effectiveness of CERD in furthering minority rights.

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