ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
60. At its 1189th meeting, held on 5 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1189),
the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention
by the Dominican Republic based upon its previous report (CERD/C/165/Add.1)
and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.876).
The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted
to the Committee since 1988.
61. The Committee regretted that the Dominican Republic 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 Dominican
Republic setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention
and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed
as soon as possible.
62. The Committee suggested that the Government of the Dominican
Republic avail itself of the technical assistance offered under
the advisory services and technical assistance programme of
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights/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.