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Racial discrimination: UN Committee publishes findings on Colombia, Costa Rica, Niger, Suriname, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Norway, Netherlands

28 August 2015

GENEVA (28 August 2015) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 3- 28 August :  Colombia, Costa Rica, Niger, Suriname, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Norway, and the Netherlands.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and also main matters of concern and recommendations.
The concluding observations can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=978&Lang=en
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is composed of 18 international independent experts. 
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination this year marks its 50th anniversary. It is the longest established of the main human rights treaties and was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 21 December 1965.

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For more information and media requests, please contact Ravina Shamdasani (+41 22 917 9169 / [email protected])

More on the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/CERDIndex.aspx

Text of the Convention:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CERD.aspx

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