33. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination1 defines 'racial discrimination' as meaning any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life2. The Convention requires states parties to condemn racial discrimination, segregation and apartheid