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Newsletter E-CONNECT No.38 is out

Date : 2021.12.14

On the 14th of December, we released our new issue of E-CONNECT. If you have not subscribed to our newsletter, you can do it from here! Back number is also available.


Feature story

New! Child-friendly International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and its standards

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA), IMADR and Child Rights Connect launched the child-friendly ICERD and its standards. Developed through consultations with children from various regions, the document is designed as a practical tool to promote awareness of the general public, especially children and youth, on the international human rights standards against racial discrimination including the State obligations. It is available in English, French and Spanish. More >>

CERD examined the situation of racial discrimination in Chile, Denmark, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand

On 3rd December, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concluded its 105th session. Among many actions taken during the session, the Committee adopted concluding observations on Chile, Denmark, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand. It also sent letters to Australia, Kazakhstan and the United States of America under the Early Warning and Urgent Action procedure. IMADR compiled summaries of the country reviews and urgent letters. More >>

Role of civil society in conflict prevention and minority rights protection

At the 14th session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, IMADR shared the initiatives at the international and national levels for minority rights protection in Sri Lanka. We encouraged the Special Rapporteur to explicitly recognize the role of civil society, particularly minorities themselves, in conflict prevention, as well as the need to prevent intimidation and reprisals, in his recommendations that will be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2022. More >>

IMADR in the world

New! TB-Net website and newsletter
TB-Net – NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies, which IMADR is a founding member, launched the website. It provides useful information and resources for civil society across the world to engage with treaty bodies. You can also subscribe to TB-Net newsletters. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

UN expert calls for ‘inclusive society’ to end scourge of slavery in Sri Lanka
UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Tomoya Obokata, concluded the official visit to Sri Lanka on 3rd December. He shed light on links between labour exploitation and discrimination based on gender, age, ethnicity, caste, class and other grounds. He shared a concern on the situation of Malayaha Tamils in tea plantations. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD 106th session (April 2022)
In April 2022, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will consider the situation of racial discrimination in Bolivia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg and the United States of America. More >>


Summary Report – Racism in East Asia (2021)
The report is an outcome document of the 2021 series of webinars that examined the situation of racialized communities in Hong Kong, Japan and the Republic of Korea, with a focus on the area of refugee protection, education and the issue of hate speech. More >>

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