The cycle repeats every four years.
- Step 1. States start State report preparation. The State Party should have consultations with civil society, including representative organizations of persons with disabilities, to prepare its State report.
- Step 2. State Party submits its State report to the CRPD Committee.
- DPOs submit their own parallel reports with concrete recommendations.
- Step 3. The CRPD Committee presents State Party with list of issues and questions based on the report.
- DPOS can suggest issues for the list of issues and questions the Committee should ask the State, before the Committee adopts its list of issues.
- Step 4. State Party submits written replies to list of issues and questions.
- DPOs can also give their own responses.
- Step 5. Constructive dialogue between the CRPD Committee and the State Party delegation during a plenary session.
- DPOs can request in advance to give an oral presentation during the session in which the constructive dialogue with their country will take place.
- Before the dialogue, and during the same session, DPOs could try to meet with Committee members, especially the country Rapporteur, to identify priority issues and recommendations.
- Step 6. The CRPD Committee issues its concluding observations on the report,
- Before the concluding observations are adopted, DPOs can identify for the Committee members the priority areas that need quick action, and suggest concrete recommendations on the issues that were raised during the dialogue.
- Concluding observations should be circulated widely at national level.
- Step 7. Procedures to follow up on implementation of CRPD Committee’s recommendations.
- DPOs should work with the national monitoring mechanism and the government on implementing recommendations and follow up.
- DPOs should do their own monitoring for the next report.
There are opportunities for input from UN system, NHRIs, NGOs and DPOs at various steps.