This General Comment provides more guidance on the interpretation of discrimination in the ICCPR. In particular the General Comment:
Recognizes that discrimination should be understood to imply any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference which is based on any ground such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, and which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons, on an equal footing, of all rights and freedoms;
Recognizes the intersectional aspect of discrimination by citing to CERD and CEDAW, and;
Prohibits discrimination in law or in fact in any field regulated and protected by public authorities.