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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Serbia, Algeria, Jordan, Australia, Slovakia and Belarus

GENEVA (8 December 2017) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 20 November to 8 December: Serbia, Algeria, Jordan, Australia, Slovakia and Belarus.

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective State is implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), highlight main matters of concern and make recommendations.
The reports, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here:http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1139&Lang=en

CERD’s next session will be from 23 April to 11 May 2018 to review Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. More information here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1195&Lang=en

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For more information and media requests, please contact Liz Throssell - +41 22 917 9466 / ethrossell@ohchr.org

Background

The 18 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: http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cerd/pages/cerdindex.aspx

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