Update to CERD on Australia's Response to Concluding Observations

On 27 August 2010 the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination adopted its Concluding Observations on Australia.  The Committee asked Australia to follow up within 12 months with detailed information on three of the recommendations, concerning:

  • the role and functions of the Race Discrimination Commissioner and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission;
  • developments related to the Northern Territory Emergency Response; and
  • racially motivated violence, particularly against international students.

The HRLC has provided an update to the Australian Government and to the Committee on Australia's response to the Concluding Observations.