82th session of Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:00


The next session of CERD (82th) will take place from 11 february to 1 March 2013  in Geneva.

The following countries will be examined:

  • Algeria
  • Dominican Republic
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mauritius
  • New Zeland
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia


Click here for ISHR reports on CERD, and here for general information on the Committee.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 11:13
Background information
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 09:00


The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was the first treaty body to be established and is the committee overseeing the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Provision for the creation of a committee to monitor implementation of the Convention was made under ICERD, due to the conviction of the Third Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly that the treaty would not be effective unless sufficient emphasis was placed on implementation. This set the precedent for the formation of all the other treaty bodies. CERD consists of 18 experts who meet twice a year for three weeks at a time.

Further reading

Click here to access previous ISHR reports on individual State examinations by CERD.


Click here to access OHCHR website on CERD.

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