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Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of
Racial Discrimination, Sierra Leone, U.N. Doc. A/56/18, paras. 224-226 (2001).



Convention Abbreviation: CERD
58th session
6-23 March 2001

Sierra Leone

224. At its 1463rd meeting, on 22 March 2001 (CERD/C/SR.1463), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Sierra Leone based upon the concluding observations 1 on its second periodic report in 1973 (CERD/C/R.30/Add.43) and additional information in 1974 (CERD/C/R.30/Add.46) and previous reviews of the implementation of the Convention in 1991 2 and 1995.3 The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1974.

225. The Committee regretted that Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee resume as soon as possible.

226. The Committee suggested that the Government of Sierra Leone 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.


1/ Ibid., Twenty-ninth Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/9618), paras. 189-193.

2/ Ibid., Forty-sixth Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/46/18), paras. 279-282.

3/ Ibid., Fiftieth Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/50/18), paras. 587-590




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