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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Andorra, Guatemala, Hungary, Lithuania, and Zambia

GENEVA (10 May 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 23 April to 10 May: Andorra, Guatemala, Hungary, Lithuania, and Zambia.

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 concluding observations are now available on-line on the session Web page.

In other work during its session, the Committee also held private meetings with State parties under its inter-state communications procedure. More information is available on-line.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will next meet from 5 to 29 August to review the following countries: Czech Republic, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland and the State of Palestine.

For media inquiries, please contact Julia Grønnevet at +41 (0) 22 917 9310 jgronnevet@ohchr.org.

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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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