COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Simplified reporting procedure

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/68/268 entitled "strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system" in which it encourages the human rights treaty bodies and States parties to use a simplified reporting procedure to facilitate the preparation of States parties' reports and the constructive dialogue on the implementation of their treaty obligations.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) has made the simplified reporting procedure available to States parties whose periodic reports are due from 1 September 2019 onwards through quarterly invitations. Under the simplified reporting procedure, the Committee sends the State party a request for specific information, known as List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR) containing up to 30 questions. The State party's replies to the LOIPR constitute the State party's report to the Committee.

Differently from the standard reporting procedure, under the LOIPR States parties are no longer required to submit to the Committee both a State party report and written replies to a list of issues, thus reducing the two reporting steps to one. The Committee will send its first LOIPR after the June 2018 pre-sessional working group.

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