ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
429. At its 1065th
meeting, on 17 August 1994, the Committee adopted the following
430. The submission
of reports prepared in accordance with the guidelines on reporting
under the Convention is appreciated. The additional oral information
presented by a high-level delegation is also welcomed.
(b) Positive aspects
431. Note is taken
of the importance the State party attaches to the protection and
promotion of human rights, especially through its contribution
in international and regional forums, as well as the measures
being taken at the national level. In particular, the recent information
programmes instituted by the Ministry of the Family to inform
immigrants, including through multilingual radio broadcasts, of
their rights and the services provided and benefits available
to them are welcomed. The decision of the Government to involve
the non-governmental community in the dissemination of information
against intolerance, racism and xenophobia is also noted.
432. The initiative
to establish consultative commissions in communes where over 20
per cent of the resident population is alien is also noted with
(c) Principal subjects
433. It is noted that
racist and xenophobic acts, though very few in number, have been
committed in Luxembourg.
434. Regret is expressed
at the lack of information contained in the State party's reports
on the breakdown and number of non-European Union members residing
435. While note is
taken of the provisions of articles 454 and 455 of the Penal Code,
the concern remains that the State party has not taken sufficient
measures to implement the provisions of article 4 of the Convention.
436. It is noted with
regret that the fullest information on the implementation of articles
5, 6 and 7 of the Convention was not provided in the reports of
the State party.
437. The Committee
requests that the State party provide further information in its
next report on the breakdown of the population, particularly with
regard to persons who are not nationals of States members of the
European Union, as well as on its immigration policy.
438. The Committee
would appreciate receiving in the next report further information
on the measures taken to implement all the provisions of article
4 of the Convention, particularly with regard to declaring illegal
and prohibiting organizations that promote and incite racial discrimination.
439. The Committee
requests that further clarification be provided on the implementation
of article 5 of the Convention in the State party with respect
to persons who are not nationals of States members of the European
440. With respect
to article 6 of the Convention, the Committee would appreciate
receiving further information on the number of complaints of racial
discrimination, the outcome of the prosecution of cases of racial
discrimination and the redress, if any, provided to persons suffering
from such discrimination.
441. The Committee
requests the State party to provide further information in its
next report on the implementation of article 7 of the Convention,
particularly with respect to the measures taken in the field of
teaching and education in schools for combating prejudice and
promoting tolerance and the information being disseminated to
youths in this regard.
442. The Committee
encourages the State party to consider making the declaration
provided for under article 14 of the Convention concerning the
acceptance of the Committee's competence to receive and consider
443. The Committee
draws the attention of the State party to the amendment to article
8, paragraph 6, of the Convention, which was approved by the fifteenth
meeting of States parties and by the General Assembly in its resolution
47/111, and encourages the State party to expedite its action
formally to accept that amendment.