"Three other instruments prohibit discrimination against women, or their exclusion from the political process. These are the Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (art. 7) and the Convention on the Political Rights of Women (arts. I- III). Finally, as regards fair and equal access to participation, the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid prohibits legislative and other measures calculated to percent a racial group or groups from participation in the political life of the country (art. II (c))."