Review of the implementation of CERD : Somalia. 09/30/1996.
A/51/18,paras.434-436. (Concluding Observations/Comments)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Forty-ninth session


CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION

Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Somalia

At its 1166th meeting, held on 12 August 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1166), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Somalia based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/88/Add.6) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.728 and 1114). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1984.

Noting that there is a complete breakdown of law and order and no effective government, the Committee decides that it will return to review the State Party's implementation of the International Convention once political stability has been re-established.

In the future the Government of Somalia may wish to avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme of the Centre for Human Rights, with the aim of preparing and submitting an updated report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.


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