GENEVA (17 November 2016) – Uruguay’s record on tackling racial discrimination will face scrutiny by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on 24 and 25 November. Uruguay is one of the 177 States that have ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee of 18 international independent experts.
The review will take place on 24 November from 15:00 – 18:00 (11:00 – 14:00 in Montevideo) and on 25 November from 10:00 – 13:00 (06:00 – 09:00) at Palais Wilson in Geneva, and will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.
The Committee will also hear from other UN entities and NGOs. More information here:
The Committee will publish its findings on Uruguay and the other countries being reviewed – Argentina, Togo, Portugal, Turkmenistan and Italy – on 9 December here:
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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
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 21 December 1965. More information on the Convention’s 50th anniversary here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/50/Pages/Icerd50.aspx
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