Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Central African Republic
362. At its 1344th meeting, on 9 August 1999 (see CERD/C/SR.1344), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by the Central African Republic on the basis of its previous review of the implementation of the Convention (see A/48/18, paras. 150-151, and CERD/C/SR.972 and 983). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1986.
363. The Committee regretted that the Central African Republic 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 the Central African Republic setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should resume as soon as possible.
364. The Committee suggested that the Government of the Central African Republic avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the aim of drawing up and submitting as soon as possible a report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.