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CERD concluding observations 2016, paragraph 37

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Consider intersectional discrimination when taking steps to combat racism and sectarianism. Provide information, in the UK’s next State Report, on concrete measures to tackle racial discrimination in Northern Ireland, and on the impact of the ‘Together: Building a United Community’ strategy.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party consider the standards, duties and actions prescribed by the Convention and the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on intersectionality between ethnic origin, religion and other forms of discrimination in its measures to combat racism and sectarianism. It requests that the State party provide information, in its next periodic report, on concrete measures adopted to address racial discrimination in Northern Ireland, and on the impact of the “Together: Building a United Community” strategy in addressing discrimination experienced by members of ethnic minority groups.

Date of UN examination

02/10/2016

UN article number

2 (general obligations), 4 (eradicating racial superiority, racial hatred, and incitement to violence and discrimination)

Last updated on 08/10/2019