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Quick glance: 2017 Election of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Date : 2017.06.29

On 22 June 2017, States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) elected 9 candidates to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for renewal of half of the membership: www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/Elections27.aspx  Here is a quick glance at the election and joint civil society initiative.

Election questionnaire

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) circulated a questionnaire to the candidates in order to promote a merit-based and transparent CERD election process. Responses received were posted on a dedicated website: www.untbelections.org, and shared with States parties prior to the election.

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[1] Candidate from Togo withdrew his candidacy

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