Special procedures - Article 19

The ad hoc tripartite committee examines, considering voluntary conciliation

The government concerned responds appropriately to communications from the ad hoc tripartite committee.

When communicating the positive decision on the receivability of a representation to the government against which it is made, the Governing Body invites the government to provide observations on the representation. The ad hoc committee may ask the government for further information if it so chooses, and fix a time for its receipt.

The government may provide information in writing, ask that its representative be heard by the committee, or request that a representative of the Director-General visits the country to obtain information on the subject of the representation for presentation to the committee.

The government may also agree on the suspension of the procedure for exploring conciliation of the matter raised by the representation.