2 Reporting Procedures Following the examination of Irelands combined initial

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Observations and Recommendations made by the CERD Committee in 2005. 2. Reporting Procedures Following the examination of Ireland’s combined initial and second reports, the CERD Committee in its Concluding Comments called on the Irish Government to address all of the points raised in the Concluding Comments in its joint third and fourth periodic reports. 3 The IHRC is of the view that in its report the Irish Government should include in its periodic report a separate specific section systematically addressing each of the Concluding Comments of the Committee and also address the Report of the Follow-up Co-ordinator. In this section, the Irish Government should demonstrate comprehensively what legislation, policies and practices have been put in place to address the concerns raised by the Committee. 3. Incorporation of the Convention into Irish domestic law a. Awareness Raising and Training on CERD The Co-ordinator on Follow-up recommended that further efforts be made to strengthen awareness of the Convention among relevant officials in the system of administration of justice. 4 There appears to be a distinct reluctance within the Irish legal system to rely on international human rights treaties. 5 The IHRC is not aware of any cases in which CERD has been raised before the Irish courts. It should also be noted that the Co-ordinator on Follow-up recommended that human rights training be made mandatory to all police academy cadets and to police officers at all levels. 6 The IHRC requests the Government to provide in its periodic report information on the funding it has made available for awareness raising campaigns on the State’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The IHRC requests the Government to provide in its periodic report information on what measures it has put in place to encourage greater awareness of Article 14 of CERD, allowing for the possibility of complaints by individuals and groups of individuals. 3 Concluding Comments of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination on Ireland’s Initial and Second Periodic Reports, CERD/C/IRL/CO/2, para.28. 4 Report of the Visit of Co-ordinator on Follow-up to Ireland, CERD/C/69/Misc.9, para. 5. 5 The ruling of the Irish courts in the case of Kavanagh v. Governor of Mountjoy Prison , judgment of March 1 st 2002, it appears to indicate that any decisions of the CERD Committee, including any decision in a case relating to Ireland, would not be considered by the Irish courts to be binding on them. See IHRC, Submission of the Irish Human Rights Commission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in respect of Ireland’s First National Report under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, (2005) at “Section 1: Legal Status of the Convention in Irish Law”, p.12-18.
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