CCPR NGO Guidelines
NGO Guidelines on the Reporting Process of the UN Human Rights Committee
The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has released a version of the Guidelines on the Reporting Process to the UN Human Rights Committee in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. These Guidelines are intended for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and give an overview of the reporting process and the role of the NGOs in this process.
This edition, completely updated, incorporates the latest developments within the Committee in regard to the States reporting procedures and recent issues raised under each ICCPR provisions. It also showcases many civil society good practices compiled by the Centre.
“Through its observations and analysis, civil society has a fundamental role to play in assessing how States Parties implement the ICCPR. NGOs represent a crucial link between national concerns and international mechanisms in providing the Human Rights Committee with the required information during the examination of States parties’ reports. They are also important partners when it comes to the implementation of the Concluding Observations, whether through advocacy with the authorities, or under their own monitoring activities.” Fabian Salvioli, Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee.
The implementation of the Concluding Observations is one of the key priorities of the CCPR-Centre. This is reflected in the Guidelines, which include the latest developments in the follow-up procedure.
As we are on the verge of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the ICCPR, these Guidelines will aim at strengthening and reinforcing the fundamental role of human rights defenders with the Human Rights Committee.