COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS
SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
436. At its 1352nd meeting,
on 13 August 1999 (see CERD/C/SR.1352), the Committee reviewed the implementation
of the Convention by Mozambique on the basis of its previous review of
the implementation of the Convention (see A/48/18, paras. 176-177, and
CERD/C/SR.980 and 983). The Committee noted with regret that no report
had been submitted to the Committee since 1984.
437. The Committee regretted
that Mozambique 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 Mozambique setting
out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the
dialogue with the Committee should resume as soon as possible.
438. The Committee suggested
that the Government of Mozambique 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.