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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Sweden

GENEVA (May 11, 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 April 23 to May 11: Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Sweden.

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 August 6 to 30 to review Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, China (Hong Kong), China (Macau), Cuba, Japan, Latvia, Mauritius and Montenegro. More information here.

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For more information and media requests please contact Julia Gronnevet at +41 (0) 22 917 9310 jgronnevet@ohchr.org

Background

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.

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