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British Indian Ocean Territory: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 50835, tabled on 27 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 August 2016 to Question 45523, for what reasons the Government has not ratified the Convention for extension to the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Answered on

3 November 2016

The British Government's ratification of the UN International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been extended to all of the permanently inhabited Overseas Territories. It has not been extended to the British Indian Ocean Territory as there is no permanent resident population.