Committee on the Eliminitation of Racial Discrimination
Follow up to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance and Durban Review Conference
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and then every two years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of ???concluding observations???