Review of the implementation of CERD : Cameroon. 03/13/1997.
A/52/18,paras.235-238. (Concluding Observations/Comments)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Fiftieth 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




Cameroon

235. At its 1201st meeting, held on 13 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1201), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Cameroon based upon its previous report (CERD/C/171/Add.1) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.880-881). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1989.

236. The Committee welcomed, however, the presence of a delegation of the State party at its meeting and the oral information provided on developments relevant to the implementation of the Convention in the State party. The Committee welcomed, in particular, the information that Cameroon will resume its reporting obligations under the Convention shortly.

237. The Committee therefore invites the State party to submit its next report in time for the fifty-first session of the Committee and to include in that report information on the legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures giving effect to the Convention, in accordance with the Committee's general guidelines regarding the form and contents of reports to be submitted by a State party under article 9, paragraph 1, of the Convention.

238. The Committee suggests that the Government of Cameroon may wish to avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights/Centre for Human Rights, with the aim of drawing up and submitting as soon as possible an updated report.


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