The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (external link) was adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965 and entered into force 4 January 1969.
New Zealand ratified CERD on 22 November 1972. New Zealand has made no reservations to CERD.
New Zealand has not made a declaration under Article 14 of the CERD recognising the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from individuals or groups of individuals.
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for administering CERD.
CERD provides for:
The early warning and urgent action procedure has been used once with respect to New Zealand. Read more about this in:
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Read the latest reports relating to New Zealand, produced under the reporting procedure provided for by the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). You can also read reports from previous years (external link)
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