SRI BRIEFS: CERD submission summary: Racial Discrimination and the Right to Health
Summary of the submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to inform the elaboration of General Recommendation no 37 on racial discrimination and the right to health
Submitted by: Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL), Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDNet), International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), AWID, Her Rights Initiative (HRI), and Alisa Lombard
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This is a summary of a submission made by the Sexual Rights Initiative, the National Council of Women Leaders, the Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network, the International Dalit Solidarity Network, AWID, Her Rights Initiative and Alisa Lombard to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The main argument of the submission is that a tripartite approach is necessary in order for states to meet their obligations under CERD Article 5 (e)(iv) concerning access to health and healthcare of all people. The submission further argues that only an intersectional approach can generate a holistic understanding of both the nature and the effects of oppression and exclusion on different groups and individuals.