Have your say on race equality in Scotland: Contribute to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)’s report on the UK

In August 2011, CERD, the UN body that focuses on racial discrimination, will be examining the situation in the UK and the UK Government’s measures in relation to issues of race.

Runnymede is coordinating the input of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) into this examination process and will be putting together a report on racial discrimination in the UK, which will make recommendations on issues CERD should raise with the government.

Runnymede Trust will circulate a draft of the full UK NGO Shadow Report for consultation, and we would like to encourage everyone concerned to comment and feedback on it.

The Glasgow-based Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) is feeding in Scottish-specific issues to this overall report, and whilst the overall report that will be circulated in mid-July will feature CRER’s input, CRER plans to convene a separate meeting for Scotland to discuss Scottish-specific issues.

Planned meeting day: Tuesday, 5th July 2011.

For further information on this meeting and to register, please email nadia[at]crer.org.uk.

You can also make your own independent submissions directly to CERD.

The deadline for submissions to CERD is: 22nd July 2011.

Find out more about the CERD submission process here (Runnymede Trust website).

See also our previous news entry on CERD.