( File photo: UN CERD in session)
Consideration of Sri Lanka’s periodic reports to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ( CERD) was held on 15 and 16th August 2016 in Geneva. The CERD has now published its concluding observations on Sri Lanka. the introduction of the report and full report as PDF given below:
2. The Committee welcomes the submission of the combined tenth to seventeenth periodic reports of the State party and the resumption of dialogue. While noting that the State party has been through a lmost three decades of conflict, the Committee regrets that the delays in submitting the periodic report have resulted in a prolonged interval of 15 years since the State party’s periodic report was
considered by the Committee.
3. The Committee nevertheless welcomes the open and constructive dialogue with the State party’s delegation on the implementation of the Convention and the oral and written responses provided to the questions and concerns raised by the Committee,during the dialogue.
Read the Concluding observations by UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Sri Lanka as a PDF:1363908-cerd_c_lka_co_10-17_24983_e