NGO Shadow Report published (July 2016)
CERD is the United Nations body that monitors compliance by UN countries to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Runnymede has published the report of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to the UK government's examination by CERD, the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
Read the NGO shadow report.
The UK submitted its report in March 2015 and the Committee examine it 2-5 August 2016. At this hearing, the UK Government was asked a series of questions by the Committee after which it will make concluding observations to the government and the latter will be expected to address these in its race equality policies until the next submission.
We plan to use the opportunity of CERD's examination of the UK to highlight our recommendations and to challenge the government to do more to respond to racial inequalities and discrimination. The CERD Committee welcomes Alternative Reports from civil society, particularly reports prepared by a coalition of organisations, which are often more convincing and make a greater impact.
The shadow report for 2016 has been drafted by Runnymede, drawing on responses to the call for evidence, as well as consultation with NGOs across the country (through the organisation of meetings in Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Manchester).
To add your NGO's name to the list of signatories please email Sian.
For more information on the different articles of the convention please see page 2 of the publication produced collaboratively by EHRC and Runnymede From local voices to global audience: Engaging with the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The 2016 press release can be viewed here.
Read more about how the CERD process works