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Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Liberia, U.N. Doc. A/51/18, para. 30(6) (1996).



Decision 3 (49) on Liberia : Liberia. 22/08/96.
A/51/18,para.30(6). (Decision)

Convention Abbreviation: CERD
B. Decisions adopted by the Committee at its forty-ninth session

Decision 3 (49) on Liberia

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,

While remaining seized of the case of Liberia under its Early Warning and Urgent Procedures,

Welcoming the latest efforts made by the ECOWAS leaders in Abuja, Nigeria to reconstitute the leadership of the Liberian Council of State under the Chairmanship of Senator Ruth Perry and the setting up of a time table for disarmament, demobilisation of militia and ultimately general elections,

Calls upon the United Nations and the International Community to support the efforts of the ECOWAS leaders, the latest Abuja Agreement on Liberia and to extend logistic and other assistance to the achievement of lasting peace in Liberia;

Urges the Liberian leaders of the Reconstituted Council of State to ensure reconciliation in order to reduce and ultimately remove tension between the different Liberian ethnic groups and now to ensure that human rights violations and extra judicial executions are ceased;

Offers its assistance, particularly on reconciliation between the ethnic groups;

Will remain seized with the case of Liberia in order to assess the implementation of the latest Abuja Agreement on Liberia as envisaged by the ECOWAS leaders on the 19th and 20th August 1996 and the reduction of tension between the Liberian ethnic groups.

1183rd meeting
22 August 1996


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