UN to consider Kazakhstan’s report on elimination of all forms of racial discrimination
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.13 / Trend , E. Ostapenko /
Kazakhstan will submit the UN the unified fourth and fifth periodic report on adopted legislative judicial, administrative or other measures to eliminate racial discrimination Feb. 26 and March 1, the UN said.
The next session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination will be held in Geneva from Feb.15 to March 12. The agenda includes consideration of the reports of Argentina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Iceland, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Panama and Slovakia.
The Committee consists of eighteen experts and is established to monitor the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Convention was adopted in 1965 by the General Assembly and came into force in 1969. Its participants are 173 States that regularly report to the committee on implementing the requirements of this international legal document.
The Convention states that all people are equal before the law and has right for equal protection against discrimination.
The document calls on states to take all necessary measures to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination and to prevent and to combat racist doctrines and practices in order to promote understanding between races and to build an international community free from all forms of segregation and discrimination.