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National minorities (Jews, Kvens, Roma (gypsies), the Romani People (travellers) and Skogfinns) in Norway
The most important conventions as regards minorities are The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 27), The European Charter on Regional or Minority Languages and the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. These conventions are relevant for both men and women, but they have gender specific provisions.
Origin date: 1995
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965 entry into force 4 January 1969. While specific references to women and their rights are lacking in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the provisions of the instrument are clearly relevant to the situation of many women and are, of course, applicable equally to both women and men.
Origin date: 1965