The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will hold its upcoming session from 14 November to 2 December, during which it will review Bahrain, Botswana, Brazil, France, Georgia and Jamaica.

The six countries are among the 182 States parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention.

The Committee, which has received respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions, will discuss and address a range of issues with the six State delegations through public dialogues on the following dates at Geneva time:

Bahrain
17 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)
18 November 10:00-13:00

Botswana
21 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)
22 November 10:00-13:00

Brazil
16 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)
17 November 10:00-13:00

France
15 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)
16 November 10:00-13:00

Georgia
23 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)
24 November 10:00-13:00

Jamaica
24 November 15:00-18:00 (Geneva time)

25 November 15:00-18:00

The above reviews will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva, broadcast live on UN Web TV and open to the press. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and full schedule of meetings, is available on the session page.

Source : United Nations Human Right

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