GENEVA (19 April 2018) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is meeting in Geneva from 23 April to 11 May 2018 to review the following countries: Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Sweden.
The above are among the 179 States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. They are required to submit regular reports to the Committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts.
CERD will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.
The public review of each State runs from 15:00 to 18:00 and then from 10:00 to 13:00 on the following day. The public sessions will be held at the ground floor conference room at Palais Wilson in Geneva and live webcasts can be viewed here.
More information, including States’ submitted reports, lists of issues, and information from civil society can be found here.
The Committee will publish its findings, officially known as concluding observations, on 11 May 2018.
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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 here.