The States Members of the Council examine, in a confidential manner, the situations referred to it by the Working Group on Situations. During its closed meetings, which take place at its regular session, the Council may decide to:
All the material provided by individuals and Governments, as well as the decisions taken at the various stages of the procedure, remains confidential and is therefore not made public. This also applies to situations that have been discontinued.
The author of a communication and the State concerned are informed of the proceedings at each stage.
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