COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
6-23 March 2001
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