COMMITTEE ON THE
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS
SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
446. At its 1166th
meeting, held on 12 August 1996 (see CERD/C/SR.1166), the Committee reviewed
the implementation of the Convention by the Solomon Islands based upon its
previous report (CERD/C/101/Add.1) and its consideration by the Committee
(see CERD/C/SR.635, 636, 949 and 952). The Committee noted with regret that
no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1983.
447. The Committee
regretted that the Solomon Islands 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 the Solomon
Islands setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging
that the dialogue with the Committee should be resumed as soon as possible.
448. The Committee
suggested that the Government of the Solomon Islands avail itself of the
technical assistance offered under the advisory services and technical assistance
programme of the Centre for Human Rights, with the aim of preparing and
submitting as soon as possible an updated report drafted in accordance with
the reporting guidelines.