71st Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Start Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2007 - 00:00
End Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2007 - 00:00
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There are nine core international human rights treaties within the Universal System of United Nations. Each of these treaties has established a committee of independent experts to monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

In addition to the reporting procedure, the Convention establishes three other mechanisms through which the Committee performs its monitoring functions: the early-warning procedure, the examination of inter-state complaints and the examination of individual complaints.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination hold its 71st session between 30 July and 17 August 2007. To see the concluding observations, please visit: