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SAMPLE - List of Themes Adopted by the CERD in its Review of China

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Publication Date: 2018

This document is the list of themes adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in its combined 14th-17th periodic reviews of the People's Republic of China.

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SAMPLE - Chinese HRDs Submission to the CERD on the Combined 14th-17th Periodic Reviews of China

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Chinese Human Rights Defenders, and others

Publication Date: 2018

This submission of Chinese Human Rights Defenders suggests a list of themes for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to consider in its review of the People's Republic of China.

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SAMPLE - ISHR Submission to the CERD on the Combined 14th-17th Periodic Reviews of China

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2018

In this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), ISHR presents a report addressing the challenges to implementation of China’s treaty obligations in the areas of:

  1. The situation of civil society organisations in China and restrictions on their activities;
  2. The development of the legal profession in China and challenges to its independence; and
  3. Reprisals against defenders for engagement with the UN.
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Urgent Actions Registered by the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

Type of Resource: Fact Sheet

Author: Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

Publication Date: 2018

This document is a list of the disappeared persons with regard to whom the Committee has requested a State party to take action, in application of Article 30 of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance.

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Report on the Working Methods of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies Relating to the State Party Reporting Process

Type of Resource: Report

Author: International Human Rights Instruments

Publication Date: 2009

The present report provides an overview of the current working methods of eight of the ten human rights Treaty Bodies (CERD; CESCR; CCPR; CEDAW; CAT; CRC; CMW; CRPD). The report is confined to the working methods of the Treaty Bodies with respect to the reporting process. Consequently, it does not consider the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), which is mandated to set up a system of regular visits to places where people are deprived of their liberty.

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Concluding Observations of the Committee againt Torture (CAT) on the Special Report of Burundi

Type of Resource: Report

Author: Committee against Torture (CAT)

Publication Date: 2016

In this report, the Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the special report of Burundi and adopted conclusions and recommendations regarding the practice of torture in the country. The Committee seized the opportunity of this review to point out alarming practices of Burundian authorities.

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Committee against Torture (CAT) Consideration of the Implementation of the Convention in the Syrian Arab Republic

Type of Resource: Report

Author: Committee against Torture (CAT)

Publication Date: 2012

In this report, the Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the implementation of the Convention in the Syrian Arab Republic in the absence of the special report requested by the Committee. The Committee adopted conclusions and recommendations regarding the practice of torture in the country, and seized the opportunity of this review to point out alarming practices.

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Report of the Committee against Torture (CAT) on the Urgent Human Rights Situation in Israel

Type of Resource: Report

Author: Committee against Torture (CAT)

Publication Date: 1998

In this report, the Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the second periodic report of Israel and adopted conclusions and recommendations regarding the practice of torture in the country. The Committee seized the opportunity of this review both to underline positive developments within Israel and to point out alarming practices.

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Third-Party Intervention to the CRC against Spain

Type of Resource: Communication

Author: International Commission of Jurists, European Council on Refugees and Exiles, AIRE Centre, Dutch Council for Refugees

Publication Date: 2018

This third-party intervention was submitted to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the case of a minor who was unlawfully returned to Morocco from Spain. The communication analyses the legal principles and jurisprudence related to the obligations of States parties.

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Decision Adopted by the CRC in Complaint against Spain

Type of Resource: Report

Author: Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Publication Date: 2019

This report is the adoption by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) of its decision upon a complaint submitted to the Committee about the unlawful return of a minor to Morocco from Spain.

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