General timeline

 In accordance to the Procedure and Rules, the mechanism shall be structured on four thematic clusters of articles based on their subject matter.

  • 1st Cluster: Criminalization and Jurisdiction. This cluster is composed by Articles 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 23 of UNTOC; Articles 3 and 5 of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol; Articles 3, 5 and 6 of the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol; and Articles 3, 5 and 8 of the Firearms Protocol.
  • 2nd Cluster: Prevention, technical assistance, protection measures and other measures. This cluster is composed by Articles 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31 of UNTOC; Articles 6, 7 and 9 of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol; Article 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 of the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol; and Articles 7, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 of the Firearms Protocol.
  • 3rd Cluster: Law enforcement and the judicial system. This cluster is composed by Articles 7, 11, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 28 of UNTOC, Articles 11, 12 and 13 Trafficking in Persons Protocol; and Articles 11, 12 and 13 of the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol.
  • 4th Cluster: International cooperation, mutual legal assistance and confiscation. This cluster is composed by Articles 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 21 of UNTOC, Articles 8 and 10 of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol; Articles 7, 10 and 18 of the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol; and Articles 6, 12 and 13 of the Firearms Protocol.

                                    

 

Start of Review - Group 1

 The review process started on 1 December 2020 


Start of Review - Group II

 
 

Start of Review - Group III

 
 

Cluster Timeline

According to the guidelines, available here, the timeline of each cluster is:
 
  • Within 2 weeks of start of review : Appointment of Focal Points
  • Within 4 weeks of start of review : Appointment of Governmental Experts
  • Within 6 weeks of start of review : Consultations among reviewing and reviewed States (through Focal Points)
  • Within 6 months of start of review : Responses to the self-assessment questionnaires to be submitted by the State party under review
  • Within 6 months of submission of responses : Written feedback to be submitted by reviewing States parties
  • Within 6 months of submission of feedback : Lists of observations to be prepared by experts

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