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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 States parties.

Racial discrimination remains a barrier to the full realization of human rights. Despite progress in some areas, exclusions and restrictions based on race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin continue to cause conflict, suffering and loss of life. CERD works to take action against the injustice of racial discrimination, and the dangers it represents.

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States parties reporting

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All States parties must report on the measures they have adopted relating to the rights described in the Convention, and on the progress the State has made in upholding them.

Reporting guidelines
Follow-up procedure
Calendar of country reviews & documentation deadlines
Country-specific information overview

View the database of progress reports by one or more of these criteria.

Contact information

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson - 52, rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

Mailing address
UNOG-OHCHR
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @UNTreatyBodies

For individual complaints
Petitions and Inquiries Section
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

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Status of ratifications

To date, 182 States have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

CERD ratification, including all declarations and reservations