UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

BUG has recently submitted an alternative report to the CERD Committee which can be found here.

The Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the United Nations (CERD) monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in the signatory States. In 2013, Germany wrote their country report and submitted it to the CERD Committee. On the 5th and 6th of May 2015 Germany presented its report to the Anti-Racism Committee. Simultaneously to the governmental report several German NGOs have issued so-called shadow reports. 

BUG now submitted its alternative report to the Committee. It focuses on forms of religious discrimination against people of non-Christian origin performed by religious employers in Germany. The report also formulated the legal protection gap in the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) which excludes discrimination by state actors.

A recording of the 86th session of the CERD Committee about Germany is now available in the archives of the United Nations.

In 2008, the CERD Committee had already concerned itself with Germany. Its concluding remarks can be found here.

On the 15th of May 2015, the Anti-Racism Committee of the United Nations (CERD) presented its 'Concluding Observations' concerning the German State Report. Regarding this, BUG has published a press release.

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