The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) commits member countries to eliminate racial discrimination and promote equal access to rights, regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality.
ICERD was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1965. The UK ratified it in 1969.
The UK’s progress on implementing ICERD was last reviewed by the Committee on the Elimination on Racial Discrimination in 2016.
The Committee's Concluding Observations (recommendations) included various issues relevant to children, including discriminatory counter-terrorism measures that the UK Government had implemented and the use of immigration detention with no statutory time limit.
The impact of counter-terrorism measures, particularly the Prevent Strategy, on children was also highlighted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child in their 2016 Concluding Observations.
The UK Government was due to submit its latest report in April 2020 but this was delayed due to COVID-19 and is still outstanding. As such, no timeline has been confirmed for the reporting cycle.