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Judge Linos-Alexander Sicilianos

Judge Linos-Alexander Sicilianos
European Court of Human Rights
Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Athens

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Human Rights
Racial Discrimination
The Application of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Challenges Ahead
My submission is that the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is nowadays more relevant than ever and that it covers a broad range of discriminatory practices concerning hundreds of millions of people throughout the globe.

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Human Rights
Racial Discrimination
The Application of the United Nations Convention
on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Challenges Ahead
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Selected Sources
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 21 December 1965, UNTS, vol. 660, p. 195.

Annual Reports of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to the UN General Assembly, 2000-2008, UN doc. A/55/18 (2000), A/56/18 (2001), A/57/18 (2002), A/58/18 (2003), A/59/18 (2004), A/60/18 (2005), A/61/18 (2006), A/62/18 (2007), A/63/18 (2008)

General recommendation XXV on gender-related dimensions of racial discrimination, in UN doc. A/55/18(16.7 KB)

General recommendation XXVII on discrimination against Roma, in UN doc. A/55/18(29.8 KB)

General recommendation XXIX on descent-based discrimination, in UN doc. A/57/18(30.8 KB)

General recommendation XXX on discrimination against non-citizens, in UN doc. A/59/18(30.1 KB)

General recommendation XXXI on the prevention of racial discrimination in the administration and functioning of the criminal justice system, in UN doc. A/60/18

Views of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and its Effectiveness, UN doc. E/CN.4/2004/WG.21/10/Add.1(42.8 KB)
Selected Bibliography
Banton M., International Action Against Racial Discrimination, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996

Bidault M., Le Comité pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale. Analyse d’une dynamique institutionnelle, Paris, Montchrestien, 1997

De Gouttes R., Le rôle du Comité des Nations Unies pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale, 12 Revue trimestrielle des droits de l’homme (2001), pp. 567-584

Dhommeaux J., Le Comité pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale : 15 ans de jurisprudence, L’Europe des libertés (November 2003), pp. 3-13

Keane D., Descent-based Discrimination in International Law: A Legal History, 11 International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (2005), pp. 93-116

Lerner N., The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Alphen aan den Rijn, Sijthoff & Noordhoff, 1980

Schwelb E., The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 15 International and Comparative Law Quarterly (1966), pp. 996 seq.

Sicilianos L.-A., Les potentialités de la Convention pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale. – À propos de la Recommandation générale concernant la discrimination fondée sur l’ascendance, in Libertés, justice, tolérance. Mélanges en hommage au Doyen Gérard Cohen-Jonathan, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2004, vol. II, pp. 1385-1397

Sicilianos L.-A., L’actualité et les potentialités de la Convention sur l’élimination de la discrimination raciale. À propos du 40e anniversaire de son adoption, 16 Revue trimestrielle des droits de l’homme (2005), pp. 869-921

Thornberry P., The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

Valencia Rodriguez L., The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Manual on Human Rights Reporting, UN, Geneva, 1997, UN doc. HR/PUB/91/1, Rev. 1, pp. 267-304