Hope Lewis

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The last six decades have witnessed the end of formal colonialism, the adoption of the Race Convention, the rise of domestic civil rights movements and the partial implementation of affirmative action measures in North America and Europe, the end of formal apartheid in South Africa, a World Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia, and the election of the first African -American president of the United States of America. These positive developments seem to signal the potential for a new, non-racist, global perspective. "Another World is Possible," as the saying goes.

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Discrimination, Race, Human rights, Globalization, racial identity, racism, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UDHR, economic, social, cultural rights, African Diaspora, migration, migrants, Black, transnational, Human Rights Law

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Originally published in Maryland Journal of International Law, v.24 (2009) pp.296-308.