COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
6-23 March 2001
221. At its 1463rd meeting, on 22 March 2001 (see CERD/C/SR.1463), the
Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Gambia based
upon the concluding observations 1 of its initial report (CERD/C/61/Add.3)
in 1980 and previous reviews 2 of the implementation of the
Convention in 1991 and 1996. The Committee noted with regret that no report
had been submitted to the Committee since 1980.
222. 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 Gambia setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and
urging that the dialogue with the Committee should resume as soon as possible.
223. 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 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.
1/ Ibid., Thirty-seventh Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/37/18),
2/ Ibid., Forty-sixth Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/47/18), paras.
302-305 and ibid., Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/51/18),