COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION
OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
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
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
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
1/ Ibid., Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 18 (A/51/18), paras.
431-433; see also document CERD/C/SR.1165.