COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
2-20 March 1998
OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
Concluding observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
158. At its 1258th meeting, on 10 March 1998, the Committee reviewed the
implementation of the Convention. The Committee noted with regret that
the initial report, which was due in 1991, had not been submitted.
159. The Committee also
noted with regret that Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention
and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed as
soon as possible.
160. The Committee suggested
that the Government of Saint Lucia might wish to 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 an updated
report drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines by the fiftythird
session of the Committee.