1995/10. Implementation of the International Convention on the
Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling General Assembly resolutions 2922 (XXVII) of 15 November 1972 and 3068 (XXVIII) of 30 November 1973,

Recalling also its resolution 12 (XXXVI) of 26 February 1980,

Recalling further its resolution 1993/10 of 26 February 1993,

Convinced that apartheid and apartheid-like practices are an insult to humanity and constitute a total negation of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Noting with great satisfaction that the era of apartheid in South Africa has come to an end,

Warmly welcoming the establishment of a united, non-racial and democratic government in South Africa,

Acknowledging with appreciation the contribution of the international community, in particular the Group of Three, in the efforts towards the eradication of apartheid,

Noting the report of the Group of Three (E/CN.4/1995/76),

1. Recognizes that the diligent application and monitoring of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid by the international community greatly assisted the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa;

2. Aware that apartheid as defined by the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid no longer exists anywhere;

3. Affirms that, as noted by the Group of Three in its report, potential situations of practices of racial segregation that might exist outside South Africa would be covered under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;



4. Decides to remove from the agenda of its fifty-third session the item entitled "Implementation of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid";

5. Also decides to suspend meetings of the Group of Three as from the date of adoption of the present resolution.
30th meeting
17 February 1995
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XV. E/CN.4/1995/176


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