COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
26 February - 15 March 1996
1. At its 1154th meeting, held on 14 March 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1154), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Gambia based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/61/Add.3) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.550). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1980.
2. The Committee regretted that Gambia 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 reporting State setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed as soon as possible.
3. The Committee suggested that the Government of Gambia avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme of the Centre for Human Rights, with an aim to draw up and submit as soon as possible an updated report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.