International Agreements That Recognize The Right Of Equality

40. It is interesting to note that Article 1 of the American Convention on Human Rights (1969) contains the same list of prohibited grounds of discrimination as UDHR, ICCPR and CIEMCR, with the exception of the replacement of “property” in the English version by “economic status”. Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families (1990) lists both “economic situation” and “property” as prohibited distinctions. 127. See general observation 20 of the CESCR (see note 43), point 13 (The justification for differentiation based on prohibited grounds must be appropriate and objective; the measures taken must be proportionate to a legitimate objective compatible with the Covenant). The African Commission also looked at the prohibition of discrimination. For example, in a case against Mauritania, she found that racial discrimination against black Mauritanians was the spirit of the African Charter and the letter of Article 2 (Malawi African Association, Amnesty International, Sarr Diop, Inter-African Union of Human Rights and RADDHO, Widows and Law Es5 collective and Mauritanian Association of Human Rights v. Mauritania, Communications 54/91, 61/91, 164/97-196/97 and 210/98). In a trial against the Republic of Guinea, an incendiary speech by the country`s president led to human rights violations by Sierra Leonean refugees.

The Commission found that the comments constituted discrimination on the basis of nationality and resulted in numerous violations of the CPRA, These include lack of enforcement, discriminatory, cruel and inhuman treatment, arbitrary detention, arbitrary execution, withdrawal of the right to a fair trial, mass deportations and withdrawal of property (African Institute for Human Rights and Development and Development and Republic of Guinea, Communication 249/2002; see also Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum v. Zimbabwe Communication 245/2002). 1. The Kuwaiti Government has reservations about Article 7, period (a), as the provision in that paragraph is in conflict with Kuwait`s electoral law, which states that the right to vote is limited to men. 4. The Kuwaiti government states that it is not bound by the provision of Article 29, paragraph 1 [relating to the right of reference to the ICJ].

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