COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
2-27 August 1999
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Antigua and Barbuda
291. At its 1337th meeting
on 4 August 1999 (see CERD/C/SR.1337), the Committee reviewed the implementation
of the Convention by Antigua and Barbuda in the absence of any report.
The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the
Committee since the State party's ratification of the Convention in 1988.
292. The Committee regretted
that Antigua and Barbuda 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 Antigua and Barbuda
along with its report setting out its reporting obligations under the
Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should begin
as soon as possible.
293. The Committee suggested
that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda avail itself to 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.