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C111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 
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Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation 
(Note: Date of coming into force: 15:06:1960.) 
<br>Convention:C111 
<br>Place:Geneva 
<br>Session of the Conference:42 
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        Date of adoption:25:06:1958 <br> 
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The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,<p>
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Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International 
Labour Office, and having met in its Forty-second Session on 4 June 1958, and<p>
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Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to 
discrimination in the field of employment and occupation, which is the fourth 
item on the agenda of the session, and<p>
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Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international 
Convention, and<p>
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Considering that the Declaration of Philadelphia affirms that all human 
beings, irrespective of race, creed or sex, have the right to pursue both 
their material well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of 
freedom and dignity, of economic security and equal opportunity, and<p>
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Considering further that discrimination constitutes a violation of rights 
enunciated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,<p>
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adopts the twenty-fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and 
fifty-eight, the following Convention, which may be cited as the 
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958:<p>
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Article 1<p>
1. For the purpose of this Convention the term <i>  discrimination  </i> includes-- 
 (a) any distinction, exclusion or preference made on the basis of race, 
colour sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, 
which has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or 
treatment in employment or occupation;<p>
 (b) such other distinction, exclusion or preference which has the effect of 
nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or 
occupation as may be determined by the Member concerned after consultation 
with representative employers' and workers' organisations, where such exist, 
and with other appropriate bodies.<p>
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2. Any distinction, exclusion or preference in respect of a particular job 
based on the inherent requirements thereof shall not be deemed to be 
discrimination.<p>
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3. For the purpose of this Convention the terms <i>  employment  </i> and <i> 
occupation  </i> include access to vocational training, access to employment and 
to particular occupations, and terms and conditions of employment.<p>
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Article 2<p>
Each Member for which this Convention is in force undertakes to declare and 
pursue a national policy designed to promote, by methods appropriate to 
national conditions and practice, equality of opportunity and treatment in 
respect of employment and occupation, with a view to eliminating any 
discrimination in respect thereof.<p>
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Article 3<p>
Each Member for which this Convention is in force undertakes, by methods 
appropriate to national conditions and practice--<p>
 (a) to seek the co-operation of employers' and workers' organisations and 
other appropriate bodies in promoting the acceptance and observance of this 
policy;<p>
 (b) to enact such legislation and to promote such educational programmes as 
may be calculated to secure the acceptance and observance of the policy;<p>
 (c) to repeal any statutory provisions and modify any administrative 
instructions or practices which are inconsistent with the policy;<p>
 (d) to pursue the policy in respect of employment under the direct control of 
a national authority;<p>
 (e) to ensure observance of the policy in the activities of vocational 
guidance, vocational training and placement services under the direction of a 
national authority;<p>
 (f) to indicate in its annual reports on the application of the Convention 
the action taken in pursuance of the policy and the results secured by such 
action.<p>
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Article 4<p>
Any measures affecting an individual who is justifiably suspected of, or 
engaged in, activities prejudicial to the security of the State shall not be 
deemed to be discrimination, provided that the individual concerned shall have 
the right to appeal to a competent body established in accordance with 
national practice.<p>
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Article 5<p>
1. Special measures of protection or assistance provided for in other 
Conventions or Recommendations adopted by the International Labour Conference 
shall not be deemed to be discrimination.<p>
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2. Any Member may, after consultation with representative employers' and 
workers' organisations, where such exist, determine that other special 
measures designed to meet the particular requirements of persons who, for 
reasons such as sex, age, disablement, family responsibilities or social or 
cultural status, are generally recognised to require special protection or 
assistance, shall not be deemed to be discrimination.<p>
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Article 6<p>
Each Member which ratifies this Convention undertakes to apply it to 
non-metropolitan territories in accordance with the provisions of the 
Constitution of the International Labour Organisation.<p>
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Article 7<p>
   The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the 
Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.<p>
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Article 8<p>
   1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the 
International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered 
with the Director-General.<p>
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   2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which the 
ratifications of two Members have been registered with the Director-General.<p>
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   3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Member twelve 
months after the date on which its ratifications has been registered.<p>
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Article 9<p>
   1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the 
expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first comes into 
force, by an Act communicated to the Director-General of the International 
Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation should not take effect until 
one year after the date on which it is registered.<p>
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   2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, 
within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned 
in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in 
this Article, will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, 
may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years 
under the terms provided for in this Article.<p>
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Article 10<p>
   1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all 
Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration of all 
ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the 
Organisation.<p>
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   2. When notifying the Members of the Organisation of the registration of 
the second ratification communicated to him, the Director-General shall draw 
the attention of the Members of the Organisation to the date upon which the 
Convention will come into force.<p>
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Article 11<p>
   The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall communicate 
to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration in accordance 
with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations full particulars of all 
ratifications and acts of denunciation registered by him in accordance with 
the provisions of the preceding Articles.<p>
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Article 12<p>
   At such times as may consider necessary the Governing Body of the 
International Labour Office shall present to the General Conference a report 
on the working of this Convention and shall examine the desirability of 
placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of its revision in whole 
or in part.<p>
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Article 13<p>
   1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in 
whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides:<p>
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a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure 
involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the 
provisions of Article 9 above, if and when the new revising Convention shall 
have come into force;<p>
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b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force this 
Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.<p>
   2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and 
content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the 
revising Convention.<p>
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Article 14<p>
   The English and French versions of the text of this Convention are equally 
authoritative.
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