UNO Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

 



 The UNO Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial ​Discrimination was opened for signature on March 7th 1965. The convention commits its members to prevent any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, color, family heritage, and national or ethnic origin. The State of Israel, which was founded on the basis of the Independence Declaration which called for equality to all, signed on the convention in 1966.

 

The convention requires, among other things, that all the convention members will avoid any act of racial discrimination against individuals, groups or institutes, will not sponsor or defend racism, and will review their laws and policies to ensure that they do not discriminate on the basis of race, and commit to amending or repealing those that do.

 

The member countries must also pass laws which prohibit distribution of propaganda that justifies discrimination or incites violence against specific groups, and to outlaw organizations that promote and incite such actions.


 

> Read the convention​

 

> Read the 10th to 13thperiodic reports which were submitted to the convention committee in 2005​

 

> Read the conclusions of the conventioncommittee from March 9th 2012 – following the appearance of theIsraeli delegation before the committee​.