Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 5 / corr Trend E.Ostapenko /
Uzbekistan has been included in a list of countries, which will submit reports to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), CERD reported.
The CERD set up its 77th session in Geneva on Aug. 2. At this session it will review Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Iran, Morocco, Romania, Slovenia, and Uzbekistan. As part of its regular agenda, the Committee will assess situations in which early warning or urgent measures may be called for.
Uzbekistan are scheduled for Tuesday and Friday.
CERD consists of 18 independent experts that monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) by its State parties. The UN General Assembly adopted the convention in 1965 and it enacted into law 1969. All 173 member-states are obliged to submit regular reports to CERD on steps taken to implement the Convention.
The convention states that all people are equal before the law and enjoy a right for equal protection from discrimination.
The document calls on nations to take necessary measures to liquidate racial discrimination in its all forms and eliminate racist theories and practice to assist mutual understanding among races and establishing international community free from all forms of segregation and discrimination.
The CERD's 77th session will last by Aug. 27.