these items in their reporting guidelines and/or in each list of issues submitted to the state party whose report is to be reviewed:
The state report or associated materials should contain a table or index showing where each of the Committee's prior recommendations has been answered. This will assist in evaluating the state party's level of implementation of its human rights obligations.
2. Government website link
As part of its dissemination of information to its stakeholders, each state party should be asked to create and maintain a government-sponsored website where information about that state's treaty body obligations are described. The website address should be included in the report or in the response to the list of issues. I've written on this topic before. Here is my suggestion for the minimum content of such a website:
• the human rights treaties to which the state is a party
• a link to each of the UN treaty body websites for which it is a party
• the latest reports submitted to each treaty body
• the latest common core report submitted to the treaty body system
• the latest concluding observations of each treaty body
• the schedule of next appearances before each treaty body
• upcoming deadlines for submitting next reports or follow up information
• progress toward implementation and consultation opportunities for civil society
• information about the live and archived treaty body webcasts of appearances of the government
• the site should also be disability accessible in its design
• the content of the site should be regularly updated; the site should indicate when the content was last revised and the government's policy on how frequently it intends to update the site in order to keep the information current
3. Compliance with word limits
Each report should indicate in its introductory remarks the number of words contained in the report, to indicate whether the suggested word limits have been complied with.
4. National implementation mechanism
Each report or response to list of issues should indicate whether the state has established a national mechanism for treaty body reporting and follow up, as recommended in the High Commissioner for Human Rights' recent practical guide on this subject.
If no such unit has yet been established, the state should be asked to indicate whether there are any future plans to do so and the anticipated timeline for creation of such a unit.