UN Committee on Racial Discrimination Assessment of Sri Lanka Report

The UN Committee on Racial Discrimination (CERD) will assess Sri Lanka’s report submitted in October 2015 on August 15-16 2016 in Geneva.  CERD is a committee of 8 independent experts who assess progress of states parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  The membership of the Committee can be seen at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/Membership.aspx

Themes to be assessed by the Committee include:
1.) Legal and institutional framework for the implementation of the Convention
2.) Discrimination against ethnic and ethno-religious minorities (arts. 2-7)
3.) Situation of internally displaced persons and non-citizens, including refugees and asylum seekers (arts. 2-7)
More details of issues to be covered at http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CERD%2fC%2fLKA%2fQ%2f10-17&Lang=en

Documents associated with the assessment are at : http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1073&Lang=en

GoSL report to CERD Oct 2015

CERD general report on Sri Lanka

NGOs provided alternative reports to CERD

CERD_NGO_Association Bharathi


CERD_NGO_Christian Evangelical Alliance



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