How do state parties report to the Committee?

Countries that have ratified the CRPD have to submit an initial report on the implementation of the CRPD in their country to the UN Committee two years after the entry into force of the Convention. During a first session of the UN Committee, it will have a first internal discussion on the state report and it will prepare a list of questions to send to the state party for issues that require further clarification.

This list is called “list of issues”. After that, the state party will have to respond to this list of issues. In next session of the UN Committee, it will meet the state party and will thoroughly discuss the report and the answers on the list of issues. This is called “constructive dialogue”. As a result, the UN Committee will give its view on how efficiently the state party has implemented the Convention and will make recommendations for improvement. These are called “concluding observations”.