UN: Joint call to strengthen follow-up of recommendations to fight racism
Date : 2016.11.18
Together with Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Race and Equality, IMADR presented a joint response for the consultation of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) with civil society “Joining hands to end racial discrimination” on 23rd November 2016.
The joint response seeks to respond to one of the questions raised by the Committee, “How can the CERD improve and enhance its engagement with civil society, and its work on racial discrimination for greater impact on the ground?”. It examined different follow-up mechanism of the existing treaty bodies on recommendations in order to identify areas where the CERD can further strengthen its cooperation with civil society to achieve the full implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
IMADR also separately submitted a written response to the Committee’s two questions: “What are the key challenges and issues of racial discrimination in your country/region today and how do you work to address them?”; and “What has been your experience, as civil society, of engaging with CERD to date?”.