April 17, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
Danish authorities failed to examine possible racist motivations behind an attack on an Iraqi refugee family in Denmark in 2004, according to an opinion published by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Iraqi-born Mahali Dawas, his wife and eight children were ...[read more]
April 1, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 1, 2011, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled 10-6 that it lacked jurisdiction in a case to determine whether Russia committed human rights abuses following the South Ossetia conflict in the 1990s. The ICJ began hearings on the case after Russia challenged the court's ...[read more]
August 27, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concluded its 77th session Friday by expressing concern with the discrimination faced by Roma migrants in numerous European countries, focusing on France's recent expulsion policy. The committee's concern was not limited to France' ...[read more]
August 13, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Thursday concluded its review of France's compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), holding that while France has a laudable action plan for eradicating racial ...[read more]
August 9, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Amnesty International Australia (AIA) on Monday criticized the Australian government for not taking greater measures to eliminate racial discrimination, violating its obligations under international law. The charges were made in a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial ...[read more]
October 15, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday rejected an emergency request for provisional measures from the Georgian Republic to stop the alleged killing and mass displacement of citizens in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, instead calling on both Georgia and Russia ...[read more]
August 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Monday called on Russia to take action against growing instances of ethnic violence and Neo-Nazi activity within its borders. CERD said that Chechens, Roma, and other ethnic and religious minorities are the most common victims ...[read more]
March 7, 2008
by Patrick Porter
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Friday concluded its review of US compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The committee praised the US for reauthorizing key laws, including the Violence Against ...[read more]
February 21, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The US must do more to meet its obligations to fight racial discrimination under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, UN rights experts from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said Thursday in a scheduled session ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
The United States engages in widespread and systematic racial discrimination in violation of its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), human rights groups said Wednesday. US Human Rights Network Executive Director Ajamu ...[read more]

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