GENEVA (9 December 2016) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 21 November to 9 December: Argentina, Uruguay, Togo, Portugal, Turkmenistan and Italy.
The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), highlight main matters of concern and make recommendations.
The reports, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1080&Lang=en
CERD’s next session will be from 24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017 when members will review how Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Kenya and Moldova are implementing the Convention: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1109&Lang=en
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The 18 members of CERD are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. More information on the Committee: http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cerd/pages/cerdindex.aspx
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