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Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Burundi, U.N. Doc. A/50/18, para. 25(6) (1995).



Decision 6 (46) on Burundi : Burundi. 16/03/95.
A/50/18,para.25(6). (Decision)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
A. Decisions adopted by the Committee

25. The following decisions were adopted by the Committee under this agenda item at its forty-sixth session.

6 (46). Report requested urgently from Burundi

Concerned by reports of continuing ethnic tension in Burundi, the Committee, in accordance with article 9, paragraph 1, of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, requests the Government of Burundi to expedite its seventh, eighth and ninth periodic reports, due on 26 November 1990, 1992 and 1994 respectively, in order to facilitate consideration at the Committee's forty-seventh session of the implementation of the Convention in Burundi, including specific information on the measures taken by the Government to reorganize public institutions to ensure balanced participation by all population groups in the conduct of public affairs.

The Committee is alarmed by reports of the atmosphere of impunity prevailing in Burundi and supports the appeal for an increased international presence made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on 16 February 1995 to prevent further deterioration of the situation.

1097th meeting
16 March 1995

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