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Guidelines for Preparation of Reports

Guidelines for the preparation of reports on Bayefsky.com are the guidelines in use as of November 2012. To update use the UN website search engine here.

In the context of the state reporting process, each of the treaty bodies publishes statements called "Guidelines" for the preparation of reports, which provide guidance for States parties as to what to include in their reports to that treaty body. Each treaty body has adopted its own guidelines, which may be amended from time to time.

  • Compilation of Guidelines on the Form and Content of Reports to be Submitted by States Parties to the International Human Rights Treaties [HRI/GEN/2/Rev.6]
  • Preparation of Initial Parts of State Party Reports ("Core Documents") [HRI/CORE/1]
  • Guidelines on the Form and Content of Initial Reports [CAT/C/4/REV/3]
  • General Guidelines Guiding the Form and Contents of Periodic Reports - CAT [CAT/C/14/Rev.1]
  • Guidelines for the treaty-specific document to be submitted by States parties under article 40 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [CCPR/C/2009/1]
  • General Guidelines for Preparation of Reports - CEDAW [A/57/38, part II]
  • General Guidelines Regarding the Form and Contents of Initial Reports - CRC [CRC/C/5]
  • General Guidelines Regarding the Form and Contents of Periodic Reports - CRC [CRC/C/58/Rev.2]
  • General Guidelines Regarding the Form and Contents of Periodic Reports - CRC Corrigendum [CRC/C/58/Rev.2/Corr.1]
  • Revised Guidelines Regarding Initial Reports - CRC OPT - Sale of Children [CRC/C/OPSC/2]
  • Revised Guidelines Regarding Initial Reports - CRC OPT - Armed Conflict [CRC/OPAC/2]
  • Guidelines for the Periodic Reports to be Submitted by States Parties Under Article 73 of the Convention [CMW/C/2008/1]
  • Provisional Guidelines Regarding the Form and Contents of Initial Reports to be Submitted by States Parties Under Article 73 of the CMW [HRI/GEN/2/Rev.2/Add.1]
  • Guidelines on Treaty-Specific Documents to be Submitted by States Parties under Articles 16 and 17 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [E/C.12/2008/2]
  • Guidelines for the CERD-Specific Document to be Submitted by States Parties Under Article 9, Paragraph 1, of the Convention [CERD/C/2007/1]
  • Guidelines on treaty-specific document to be submitted by states parties under article 35, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [CRPD/C/2/3]
  • Focused reports based on replies to lists of issues prior to reporting (LOIPR): Implementation of the new optional reporting procedure (LOIPR procedure) [CCPR/C/99/4]
  • Guidelines on the form and content of reports under article 29 to be submitted by States parties to the Convention [CED/C/2]
  • Guidelines for the preparation of reports on Bayefsky.com are the guidelines in use as of November 2012. To update use the UN website search engine here.

    In the context of the state reporting process, each of the treaty bodies publishes statements called "Guidelines" for the preparation of reports, which provide guidance for States parties as to what to include in their reports to that treaty body. Each treaty body has adopted its own guidelines, which may be amended from time to time.