COMMITTEE 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
At its 1166th
meeting, held on 12 August 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1166), the
Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention
by Lesotho based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/90/Add.2)
and its consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.608,
949 and 952). The Committee noted with regret that no report
had been submitted to the Committee since 1982.
regretted that Lesotho 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 Lesotho setting out its reporting obligations
under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the
Committee should be resumed as soon as possible.
suggested that the Government of Lesotho 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 preparing and submitting as soon
as possible an updated report drafted in accordance with
the reporting guidelines.