Be Heard by CERD: How to have your say to the UN about Race Relations in NZ

New Zealand signed the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1966 and ratified it in 1972.

As a party to the Convention, New Zealand is required to report every five years to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on its compliance with the convention.  The Human Rights Commission, as a recognised National Human Rights Institution, monitors the Government’s reporting and implementation of the Committee’s recommendations. 

New Zealand’s most recent report to the Committee was submitted in February 2012, and will be considered by the Committee in February 2013. The Human Rights Commission has submitted an independent report to the Committee with a five year review of race relations drawn from its most recent Race Relations Report.

Civil society organisations are encouraged to submit a “shadow report”   to the Committee on any issues that are of particular concern to them that they wish to draw to the Committee’s attention. This forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about the process and to discuss issues that could be raised with the CERD Committee for its consideration of the New Zealand report.

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For background reading:

New Zealand Government’s 2012 report to CERD Committee

New Zealand Human Rights Commission 2012 report to the CERD Committee

Guide to making a submission

 

 

Date: Sunday 19 August
Time: 3.30 – 5.00 pm
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