Article 7 – the equality and non-discrimination provision1

Progress in implementing the right

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3. Progress in implementing the right

The UN human rights system has played an important role in promoting equal rights. However, almost 70 years after the adoption of the UDHR, discrimination is far from being eliminated and inequality is far from being reduced. Indeed, certain inequalities appear to be growing, and discrimination on forbidden grounds9 continues to be a pervasive social evil and source of injustice.
Below is a very brief summary of prevailing patterns of discrimination on prohibited grounds, in the form of a highly selective list of examples.

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