Sunday, August 29, 2010
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) ended its 77th session on Friday with the release of its annual report containing its concluding observations and recommendations on the country reports of Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Iran, Morocco, Slovenia, Romania and Uzbekistan. Mr. Kemal, the Committee Chair, stated that the Committee would send out 10 letters to States parties under its early warning and urgent action procedure, aimed at preventing existing situations from escalating into conflicts and to respond to problems requiring immediate attention to prevent or limit the scale or number of serious violations of the Convention. The Committee’s seventy-eighth session will be held from 14 February to 11 March 2011, when the Committee will review the periodic reports of Armenia, Bolivia, Cuba, Ireland, Moldova, Norway, Rwanda, Serbia, Spain, Uruguay and Yemen. More information may be found here.