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Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of
Racial Discrimination, Togo, U.N. Doc. A/56/18, paras. 227-230 (2001).



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


227. At its 1442nd meeting, on 8 March 2001 (CERD/C/SR.1442), the Committee reviewed the implementation of the Convention by Togo based upon its previous review 1 of the implementation of the Convention. The Committee noted with regret that no report had been submitted to the Committee since 1981.

228. The Committee regretted that Togo had for the third time not responded to its invitation to participate in the meeting and to furnish relevant information.

229. The Committee noted that the Government of Togo had transmitted a full response to the questionnaire distributed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/78 on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and that it had benefited in 1996 from a programme of technical assistance of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (then Centre for Human Rights). The Committee suggested that the Government avail itself again of the technical assistance offered by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the aim of drawing up and submitting a report by January 2002, drafted in accordance with the reporting guidelines.

230. The Committee decided that a communication should be sent to the Government of Togo setting out its reporting obligations under the Convention and urging that the dialogue with the Committee should resume as soon as possible.


1/ Ibid., Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/51/18), paras. 431-433; see also document CERD/C/SR.1165.


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