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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Japan, Latvia, Mauritius, and Montenegro

GENEVA (30 August 2018) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 6 to 30 August: Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Japan, Latvia, Mauritius, and Montenegro.

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, highlight main matters of concern and make recommendations.

The reports, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here.

CERD’s next session will be from November 26 to December 14 to review Albania, Honduras, Iraq, Norway, Qatar, and Republic of Korea.

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Background

The Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Committee is made up of 18 members who 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.

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