Decision 3 (55) on the Democratic Republic of the Congo : Democratic Republic
of the Congo. 25/08/99.
Convention Abbreviation: CERD
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
Decision 3 (55) on the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1. At its fifty-fifth session, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reviewed again the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the context of the objects and purposes of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Committee regrets that the State party, although invited, was not able to be represented. The Committee continues to be deeply concerned at the persistent grave situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the violations of the Convention, and in this respect reiterates the decisions it previously adopted on this matter and especially decision 4 (54).
2. The Committee urgently requests all parties to the continuing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to cooperate fully with all the efforts made in the international sphere, inter alia, the actions undertaken by the Organization of African Unity, the Southern African Development Community and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Committee particularly requests all parties and especially the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to comply with Security Council resolution 1234 (1999), Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/56 and the above-mentioned decisions of the Committee.
3. The Committee decides to retain the matter on its agenda under the item concerning prevention of racial discrimination, including early warning and urgent procedures.
4. The Committee requests the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to submit to the Committee information on the situation in the country from the point of view of the Convention, taking into account decision 4 (54).
25 August 1999