UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UN CERD Civil Society Alternative Report – Summer 2019

The Irish Government is presenting its joint Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh State Report to CERD (Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) in Geneva in November 2019. In response to this, ENAR Ireland is coordinating a Collective Civil Society Alternative Report through a process of consultation over the summer of 2019, for the CERD examination.CERD logo

Are you or your group interested in feeding in to this process?

Would you like to be on our CERD consultation contact list for this?

If so, please send an email with ‘CERD’ in the subject heading to: Support@enarireland.org

We will be sending out questionnaires to groups and scheduling consultations in June and July.

You can find ENAR Ireland comments on the last state draft report to CERD here

The first event in our timetable in the CERD Collective Civil Society alternative Reporting Process is an afternoon session coordinated by ENAR Ireland and hosted by IHREC in Dublin on Monday, May 27.

DATE: Monday 27th May 2019, 9.30am to 4.00pm

VENUE: The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, 16 – 22 Green Street, Dublin 7.

To RSVP, please email RSVP@ihrec.ie, with the subject line ‘Civil Society Forum’, by Monday 20th May 2019.

During the morning session, IHREC will have a general discussion on their work to combat racism and intercultural understanding and a consultation on issues that civil society organisations believe the Commission should highlight in its report to the UN CERD

This programme also includes an afternoon session coordinated by ENAR Ireland which will be the first event in our CERD Collective Civil Society Alternative Reporting Process over the summer of 2019. In this session ENAR Ireland will outline its Collective Civil Society Reporting Process over the summer, Anastasia Crickley (former CERD President) will give an overview of the CERD committee’s functioning and Taisuke Komatsu from the International Movement against all forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), who support NGOs to report to CERD will explain the process in Geneva in November 2019. Members who want to feed in to the process are strongly encouraged to attend.

For general enquiries about participating in the Collective Alternative Reporting Process or if you would like to be on our contact list for this, Please send an email with ‘CERD’ in the subject heading to: support@enarireland.org.

Follow the #CERD19 hashtag and check this website for updates!

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