RECOMMENDATION ON DESCENT-BASED DISCRIMINATION
on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination adopted a General Recommendation
on Descent-Based Discrimination, recommending that States parties,
among other things, take steps to identify descent-based communities
under their jurisdiction which suffered from discrimination; to
consider incorporation of an explicit Constitutional prohibition
of descent-based discrimination; and to review and enact or amend
legislation to outlaw all forms of discrimination based on descent
in accordance with the Convention.
that States parties, among other things, take into account, in all
programmes and projects planned and implemented, and in measures
adopted, the situation of women members of such communities; and
that they take all measures necessary to eliminate multiple discrimination
against them including descent-based discrimination.
recommended that States parties, among other things, monitor and
report on trends which gave rise to the segregation of descent-based
communities and that they work to eradicate the negative consequences
of such segregation.
to dissemination of hate speech, including the mass media and the
Internet, the Committee recommended that States parties, among other
things, take measures against any dissemination of ideas of caste
superiority and inferiority or which attempted to justify violence,
hatred or discrimination against descent-based communities.
of justice, the Committee recommended that States parties, among
other things, take all necessary steps to secure equal access to
the justice system for all members of descent-based communities.
On the subject
of civil and political rights, the Committee recommended that States
parties, among other things, ensure that authorities at all levels
involved members of descent-based communities in decisions which
And on education,
the Committee recommended that the States parties ensure that public
and private education systems included, and did not exclude, children
of affected communities; and that they reduce school dropout rates
of all communities, in particular of affected communities, with
special attention to the situation of girls.
Release, CERD, 61st session, 23 August 2002, Afternoon
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