OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES
UNDER ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONVENTION
observations of the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
593. At its 1115th meeting on 10 August 1995 (see CERD/C/SR.1114) the Committee
reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Somalia, after having recalled
that at its 949th meeting it had decided to defer further consideration
of the situation in that country (A/47/18, para. 225).
594. Members regretted that no new report was available to them and that
no State representative was present.
595. Members deplored the prevailing lack of protection for human rights
in Somalia. They called on the Somali people to put an end to their conflicts
and to work for national reconciliation. Members regretted that, despite
the advice of some regional organizations, the international community had
ceased its attempts to restore peace. They expressed appreciation for the
continuing contributions of humanitarian organizations. Finally, members
hoped that the General Assembly would call on the Security Council and all
States to halt the supply of arms to the contending parties.
596. The Committee decided to reconsider the situation in Somalia again
at its forty-ninth session in August 1996 by which time it hoped to receive
additional information from other United Nations bodies in touch with developments
in the country.