ACT 467 OF 1998
Official Journal No 43360 of 11 August 1998
Through that "the amendment to article 8. Of the International Convention of 1966 on approving the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination ", adopted in New York on 15 January 1992. Summary
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA
having regard to the text of "The amendment to article 8. Of the International Convention of 1966 on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination", adopted in New York on 15 January
1992. (to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attached).
Decision to amend paragraph 6o. of Article 8. the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination concerning the arrangements for meeting the expenses of members of the committee for the elimination of racial discrimination while performing their duties.
The States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Reiterating the importance of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which is the human rights instrument of wider acceptance that has been approved under the auspices of the United Nations, and the importance of the contribution the Committee on the Elimination of Racial discrimination to the United Nations efforts to combat racism and all other forms of discrimination on grounds of race, color, descent or national or ethnic origin.
Concerned that the financial arrangements to cover the expenses of members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in accordance with paragraph 6o. of Article 8. of the Convention, they have not been sufficient to enable the Committee to fulfill its mandate effectively.
Recalling the decisions taken by the Meetings of the United eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth Parties, in which he urged all States parties to fully honor their financial obligations as provided in paragraph 6o. of Article 8.
Recalling also the Committee's decisions on serious obstacle to its work is the financial situation, including the cancellation of meetings or reducing the duration of sessions.
Noting the concern expressed by the Chairman in his letter of November 14, 1989 by persistent financial problems.
Aware that the General Assembly, in its resolutions 41/105, 42/57, 43/96, 44/68 and 45/88, expressed grave concern at the continuing deterioration of the functioning of the Committee as a result of disruptions schedule of meetings and has repeatedly called on all States Parties to fulfill their financial obligations promptly.
Noting that the General Assembly has endorsed the recommendations of the meetings of Presidents of monitoring bodies of human rights instruments, held in 1988 and 1990 on the need for adequate financial resources and personnel to likewise the activities of these bodies, particularly the General Assembly in its resolution 46/111 endorsed the recommendation of the 1990 meeting of the Presidents of the General Assembly to take appropriate measures to ensure the financing of each of the committees measures supervision from the regular budget of the United Nations.
Noting the request by the General Assembly in its resolutions 46/83 and 46/111 that States Parties to the Convention consider, as a priority, all possibilities to establish a more secure basis for future funding of all expenses of the Committee, including the possibility of amending the financial provisions of the Treaty.
Noting the amendment proposed by the Government of Australia on the 6th paragraph. of Article 8., in accordance with paragraph 1o. Article 23 of the Convention.
Noting further Decision 46/428 of the General Assembly in accordance with paragraph 2o. Article 23 of the Convention, in which he requested that the Meeting of States Parties course the proposed amendment be reviewed and the scope of any revision of the Convention was limited to the question of provisions to cover the costs of the Committee members while they perform their duties.
1. Decide to replace paragraph 6o. of Article 8. of the Convention by a paragraph reading "The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall provide the staff and facilities necessary for the effective performance of the functions of the Committee under this Convention."
2. Decide to add a new paragraph, which would be the 7th paragraph. of Article 8. and he would say: "The members of the Committee established under the present Convention shall receive emoluments to the resources of the United Nations in the terms and conditions as the General Assembly decides."
3. Recommend that the General Assembly approve these amendments at its forty-seventh session "
The undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs DECLARES
That this reproduction is faithful copy taken certificate text "Amendment to article 8. of the International Convention of 1966 on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial discrimination", adopted in New York on January 15, 1992, which lies in the archives of the Legal Office this Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, July 1996.
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura 31.
Chief Legal Office, RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota ,. DC, 23 February 1996. Approved
. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
Ernesto Samper Pizano (Sgd.) RODRIGO PARDO GARCÍA-PEÑA.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. Approval of "The Amendment to article 8. Of the International Convention of 1966 on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination", adopted in New York on 15 January 1992.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, "the amendment to article 8. of the International Convention of 1966 on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination", adopted in New York on January 15, 1992, that article 1. this law passed, will force the country from the date the international link regarding the same is perfected.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication. MEDINA ACOSTA Amylkar
The President of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
CARLOS ARDILA BALLESTEROS.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
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prior review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on August 4, 1998.
Ernesto Samper Pizano Alfonso López Caballero.
The Interior Minister Camilo Reyes Rodriguez
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,