The Australian Government appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva on 10-11 August 2010 for a periodic review of its performance under the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). ALSWA submitted a brief factual summary regarding the case of Mr Ward to submit to the Committee for consideration during Australia’s review.

ALSWA was also involved in preparing the detailed non-government organisation (NGO) Shadow Report that was submitted to the Committee in the lead up to the review in June 2010. The NGO Shadow Report can be downloaded from:

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/docs/ngos/NACLCHRLRC_Australia77

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