COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
Lao People's Democratic Republic
452. At its 1166th
meeting, held on 12 August 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1166), the Committee reviewed
the implementation of the Convention by the Lao People's Democratic Republic
based on that country's previous reports (CERD/C/105/Add.4) and the Committee's
consideration thereof (see CERD/C/SR/707, 709, 949 and 952). The Committee
noted with regret that no report had been submitted to it since 1984.
453. The Committee
regretted that the Lao People's Democratic Republic had not responded to
its invitation to participate in the meeting and to furnish relevant information.
The Committee decided to send a letter to the Government of the Lao People's
Democratic Republic setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention
and urging it to resume the dialogue with the Committee as soon as possible.
454. The Committee
suggested that the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic 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.
455. The Committee
recommended that the next report from the Lao People's Democratic Republic
contain information constituting a detailed response to the concerns expressed
by the Committee in 1992 when considering the situation in the country.