HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Simplified Reporting Procedure
“New optional reporting procedure adopted by the Human Rights Committee: Focused reports based on replies to lists of issues prior to reporting (LOIPR)/Simplified Reporting Procedure. At its ninety-seventh session, held in October 2009, the Committee started discussing its draft revised reporting guidelines. In this context, it decided to adopt a new reporting procedure whereby it would send States parties a list of issues (a so-called “list of issues prior to reporting” (LOIPR)) and consider their written replies in lieu of a periodic report (a so-called “focused report based on replies to a list of issues”). Under the new procedure, the State party’s answer would constitute the report for the purposes of article 40 of the Covenant.
For more information on this new simplified reporting procedure please see CCPR/C/99/4.