The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is one of the 9 core international human rights instruments. Each of these  instruments has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. CERD, along with the other core instruments, is important for persons affected by disability.

CERD was Registered in Bailiwick of Guernsey on 18th March 1969 and came into force on 6th April 1969.

50+ years later, residents are still unable to exercise certain rights under that Convention, including the basic right of protection from discrimination on the ground of race.

The Racial Hatred (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2005

The States considered a report from the Advisory and Finance Committee on 24th September 2003 entitled  Legislation for Racially Motivated Crime (Billet d’Etat XXI, 2003).

This lead to the drafting of The Racial Hatred (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2005 .