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Amnesty International’s observations to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s Draft General Recommendation no. 36 on preventing and combating racial profiling

, Index number: IOR 40/0624/2019

Amnesty International welcomes the call for contributions on the Draft General Recommendation No. 36 (20XX) on preventing and combating racial profiling. The comments below should not be seen as an exhaustive list of issues but rather include certain suggestions on how to strengthen the text and provisions of the draft General Recommendation. The structure of this document follows the outline of the draft General Recommendation. For the purpose of this document, Amnesty International uses the term ethnic profiling in order to clarify that discriminatory profiling practices also go beyond the aspect of race. On this basis Amnesty International suggests the title of the Recommendation be changed to General Recommendation No. 36 on Preventing and Combating Racial and Ethnic Profiling.

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