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Racial Discrimination Convention findings on NZ

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates

GENEVA (28 August 2017) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 31 July to 25 August: Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates.

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.

CERD’s next session will be from 20 November to 8 December 2017 when members will review how Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia are implementing the Convention.

For more information go here.

ENDS

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

Scoop copy of NZ report: CERD_C_NZL_CO_2122_28724_E.pdf

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