Lewis appeal to human rights office fails
– Guyana does not recognize its competence to hear petitions
The Petitions Unit of the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is not in a position to deal with a complaint made by trade unionist Lincoln Lewis, since Guyana does not recognize its competence to receive and consider petitions.
“The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination cannot examine petitions alleging violations of the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) unless the state has made a declaration under Article 14 recognizing the committee’s competence to receive and consider petitions. Guyana has not made the declaration,” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.