The UNCRC Simplified Reporting Procedure (SRP)
1. Documents & Resources
- The SRP FAQ document developed by Child Rights Connect’s Task Force on SRP: English, Français, Español
- CRC Committee webpage on SRP, including Information note for States parties and Information note for Stakeholders
- OHCHR paper on the Simplified Reporting Procedure for the Twenty-sixth meeting of chairpersons of the human rights treaty bodies
- CCPR Working Methods on the SRP
- CAT Working Methods on the SRP
- CEDAW Working Methods on the SRP
- CRPD Working Methods on the SRP
- UN General Assembly resolution 68/268
- The Geneva Academy report on TB strengthening is proposing the SRP to become the only and main methodology for the TB system.
- The Human Rights Committee assessment of the impact of the SRP (2018).
- Comparative Table of Standard and Simplified Reporting Cycles
At its 2574th meeting, the Committee decided:
for reports submitted under the Convention, to move towards a predictable review cycle of 8 years in order to ensure regular and timely reporting by all States parties, subject to the capacity and adequate resourcing of the Committee and its secretariat;
4 years after the review, to undertake a mid-cycle follow-up procedure focusing on the six main areas, in respect of which urgent measures must be taken, identified in the concluding observations;
to offer the simplified reporting procedure as the standard reporting procedure with the possibility for States parties to opt out if they prefer to report under the traditional procedure.
The timeline of the implementation of the decision is yet to be defined.
Key data, as of March 2022
- Since the CRC Committee started implementing the Simplified Reporting Procedure, it invited 111 States parties whose periodic reports were due by September 1, 2019 onwards, to be reviewed under the SRP. 40 States parties have opted-in.
- LOIPRs were adopted for 27 countries: Bhutan, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, France, Gambia, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Zambia
- 5 countries were reviewed under the Simplified Reporting Procedure: Hungary (session in January 2020), Luxembourg (session in June 2021), Poland and Switzerland (session in September 2021), Netherlands (session in February 2022)