also pointed to several serious and unsolved problems in the protection of Roma human rights, including the cases concerning police violence against ethnic minorities that have not been properly investigated yet.
Both Bou Saab and CERD
acting President Nada Oweijane told The Daily Star they did not know why work on curricula was not completed under earlier administrations, but things were changing now.
Last week, CERD
concluded the examination of the combined tenth to seventeenth periodic report of Sri Lanka - on its implementation of provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
will remain a supporter in peace building efforts.
will receive the report of the Working Group on racial discrimination during the coming period so as to be submitted in the middle of next month to allow the national team to respond to the queries raised in accordance with procedures followed, and the extent of the Sultanate's commitment to activate and implement the provisions of the Convention in line with the laws and national legislations in the Sultanate.
The UN CERD
Committee has also concluded that the Holy See is responsible for the ongoing legacy of historical racist legal documents, and that, in addition, the Holy See must be in direct dialogue with appropriate representatives of Indigenous Peoples to discuss its accountability.
Signatories to the CERD
have an obligation to promote and raise awareness about human rights, as well to ensure that everyone in the state has the knowledge and ability to exercise their rights.
The judgment revolved around interpretation of article 22 of the CERD
, a compromissory clause which provides that:
praised Cyprus for the legislative and institutional advances enacted since its last examination in 2001, the report attacked Cyprus' actual implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
They presented an alternative report to CERD
in Geneva in February on behalf of the International Indian Treaty Council, Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, the First Nations Summit, Dene Nation and Assembly of First Nations Regional Office (Northwest Territories), Assembly of First Nations, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Native Women's Association of Canada, Indigenous World Association, and Treaty 4 First Nations.
The Kuwaiti address before the CERD
reviewed its implementation of the
The objectives of the seminar were to deepen the understanding of specific issues relating to racial discrimination, emphasising the importance of follow-up recommendations made by CERD
in concluding observations and re-affirm the importance of exchanging experiences relating to practices of other States parties in the implementation of such recommendations.