370. At its 1212th meeting, held on 20 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1212), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Rwanda based upon its previous report (CERD/C/169/Add.1) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.839). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1988.
371. The Committee welcomed 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 assurance that Rwanda will resume its reporting obligations under the Convention shortly.
372. The Committee therefore invites the State party to present its next report in time for the fifty-first session of the Committee and to include in it 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.
373. The Committee suggests that the Government of Rwanda 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.