Convention Abbreviation: CERD
COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
456. At its 1166th meeting, held on 12 August 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1166), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Burkina Faso based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/105/Add.5) and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.711, 949 and 952). The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1984, although it welcomed the submission by the State Party in 1993 of the initial part of its report (see HRI/CORE/1/Add.30).
457. The Committee regretted that Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed as soon as possible.
458. The Committee suggested that the Government of Burkina Faso avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance programme of the Centre for Human Rights, with the aim of drawing up and submitting as soon as possible an updated report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.
459. The Committee recommends that the next periodic report to be submitted by Burkina Faso provide comprehensive information responding to the concerns expressed by the Committee when it reviewed the situation in the State Party in 1992.