GENEVA (6 April 2023) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 11 to 28 April, during which it will review the Russian Federation, Niger, Argentina, Portugal, the Philippines and Tajikistan.
The six countries are among the 182 States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention.
The Committee, which has received respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organisations and national human rights institutions, will discuss and address a range of issues with the six State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:
12 April 15:00-18:00
13 April 10:00-13:00
13 April 15:00-18:00
14 April 10:00-13:00
17 April 15:00-18:00
18 April 10:00-13:00
18 April 15:00-18:00
19 April 10:00-13:00
19 April 15:00-18:00
20 April 10:00-13:00
20 April 15:00-18:00
21 April 10:00-13:00
The above reviews will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva. All public meetings are open to the accredited press and livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and full schedule of meetings, is available on the session page.
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The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination monitors States parties’ adherence to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which, to date has 182 States parties. 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.
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