374. At its 1213th meeting, held on 21 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1213), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Seychelles based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/128/Add.3) and their consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.816). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1986.
375. The Committee regretted that Seychelles had not responded to its invitation to participate in the meeting and to furnish relevant information. The Committee decided that a communication should be sent to the Government of Seychelles setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee be resumed as soon as possible.
376. The Committee suggests that the Government of Seychelles may wish to avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme 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 drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.