Reporting process

The States Parties to the CEDAW Convention are obliged to submit the national reports to the CEDAW Committee, which monitors the implementation of the Convention. According to article 18 of the Convention, the States are obliged to submit the following reports:

• initial report within one year after the CEDAW Convention enters into force in the State concerned;

• periodic reports at least every four years and whenever the Committee so requests.

The reports shall include the information on the legislative, judicial, administrative and other measures that have been adopted by the States and on the progress made.

The reports submitted to date by States Parties as of August 2008 are available at: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/sessions.htm