"In this Convention, the term "racial discrimination" shall mean 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 life."
DocumentUN: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, art. 1
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates for reasons such as race.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates for reasons such as political opinion or affiliation (past and present).
- Registration must not be restricted among potential voters based on political opinion, affiliation (past or present), or membership in a political party.