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 1213th meeting, held on 21 March 1997 (see CERD/C/SR.1213),
the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by
Seychelles based upon its previous reports (CERD/C/128/Add.3)
and their consideration by the Committee (see CERD/C/SR.816).
The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted
to the Committee since 1986.
The Committee regretted that Seychelles 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 Seychelles setting out its reporting
obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue
with the Committee be resumed as soon as possible.
The Committee suggests that the Government of Seychelles may wish
to avail itself of the technical assistance offered under the
advisory services and technical assistance programme of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights/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.