In considering State Parties Reports, the Committee may seek complementary informations from Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs). For that purpose, the Committee has also develop Guidelines for CSOs to complement State Parties reports. Complementary Reports (also know as Alternative Reports) are the key method through which CSOs can provide an alternative point of view to State Reports presented to the Committee.
The Committee has developped Guidelines for CSOs on how to draft Complementary Reports, on the conduct and participation to Pre-Session; Criteria for Granting Observer Status; and Guidelines for NGOs with Observer Status.
The Guidelines are available here: