COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and then every two years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Upcoming Events

103rd Session of CERD, 19 April – 7 May 2021


Recent Events and Developments

102nd session of CERD, 16 - 24 November 2020 (Virtual session):
Please note that, due to prevailing circumstances, the State party reviews have been postponed.

General Recommendations no.36 on preventing and combating racial profiling - Adopted on 24 November 2020

Draft General Recommendation no.°36 on preventing and combating racial profiling - Call for contributions by 30 June 2019

101st Session of CERD, 4-7 August 2020  (ONLINE)
(Only the Opening and Closing of the session will be public and web casted on http://webtv.un.org)

CERD - Special Meeting, 17 June 2020

Postponed - 101st session of CERD, Geneva, 20 April – 8 May 2020, Palais Wilson, Ground Floor, Conference Hall

Information Note on inter-state communications (29 August 2019)

Decision on the jurisdiction inter-state communication Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia (CERD/C/99/5)

Decision on the admissibility of the inter-state communication Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia (CERD/C/99/6)

Decision on the jurisdiction inter-state communication Qatar vs. United Arab Emirates (CERD/C/99/3)

Decision on the admissibility of the inter-state communication Qatar vs. United Arab Emirates (CERD/C/99/4)

28th Meeting of State parties, 21 June 2019
New York, Conference room no. 03

Statement by the Expert Working Group for addressing women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, February 2018

94th session: Thematic Discussion in Today’s World

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the adoption of ICERD, 26 November 2015

General Recommendation No. 35 on Combatting racist hate speech

General Recommendation No. 35, Corrigendum.1

Latest News
 
Civil Society Consultation

 Joining hands to end racial discriminatiom, CERD Consultation with Civil Society 

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