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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review Czechia, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, and the State of Palestine

GENEVA (2 August, 2019) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will meet in Geneva from 5 to 29 August 2019 to review Czechia, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, and the State of Palestine.

The above are among the 181 States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and so are required to undergo regular reviews on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations. The Committee will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and be briefed by NGOs, national human rights institutions and independent monitoring frameworks.

The public sessions will be held in Room XVI at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A full programme of work is available on-line.

The recommended hashtag for the meeting is #CERD99 and the sessions will be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org/live.

Further information about the session is available on the Web page for the session.
Information about media accreditation is also available on-line.

The Committee is scheduled to publish its findings on the respective States on 29 August 2019.

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Background
The Committee on the Elimination 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.

For media inquiries, please contact the UN Human Rights Office Media Section at +41 (0) 22 928 9855 or by e-mail to media@ohchr.org.

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