MINELRES: Meeting with Experts on 11 April 2007 in Geneva

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Tue Mar 27 08:04:03 2007


Original sender: Marie-Dominique Perret <mperret@ohchr.org>


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
presents its compliments to non-governmental organisations and at the
request of the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the group of five Experts
selected to prepare the study on complementary international standards
has the honour to invite non-governmental organisations to participate
in a meeting with the Experts. 

Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/1/5 of 30 June 2006 requested the
Office of the High Commissioner to select five Experts to prepare a
study on the content and scope of substantive gaps in existing
international instruments to combat racism, racial discrimination,
xenophobia and related intolerance. The Experts are to produce a base
document that contains concrete recommendations on the means or avenues
to bridge these gaps. 

In identifying human rights problems for which there may be normative
gaps, the Experts are soliciting views and comments of various
stakeholders.   The Experts would be honoured if non-governmental
organisations that have consultative status with the Economic and Social
Council and non-governmental organizations that were accredited for the
2001 World Conference against Racism could participate in the meeting.
The meeting will offer the opportunity for the Experts to update
non-governmental organisations on progress regarding the study and  for
the latter to share their views on the issue of gaps in existing
international instruments to combat racism, racial discrimination,
xenophobia and related intolerance. The meeting will be held on 11 April
2007 in Geneva, Palais des Nations, room IX, at 15:00 pm. 

Interested non-governmental organizations are invited to communicate the
names of their representatives who will attend the meeting only by fax
(+41 22 917 90 50) on letterhead, signed by the appropriate official of
the organization. 

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights avails itself of
this opportunity to renew to non-governmental organisations the
assurance of its highest
consideration.

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