Chapter XIII - Relations with and
Representation of Non-Governmental Organisations
Rule 75 - Representation
Non-governmental organisations, granted observer status by the Commission, may appoint
authorised observers to participate in the public sessions of the Commission and of its
Rule 76 - Consultation
The Commission may consult the non-governmental organisations either directly or
through one or several committees set up for this purpose. These consultations may be held
at the invitation of the Commission or at the request of the organisation.
Chapter XIV - Publication and Distribution of the Reports and other
Official Documents of the Commission
Rule 77 - Report of the Commission
Within the framework of the procedure of communication among States parties to the
Charter, referred to in Articles 47 and 49 of the Charter, the Commission shall submit to
the Assembly a report containing, where possible, recommendations it shall deem necessary.
The report shall be confidential. However, it shall be published by the Chairman of the
Commission after reporting unless the Assembly directs otherwise.
Rule 78 - Periodical Reports of Member States
Periodical Reports and other information submitted by States parties to the Charter as
requested under Article 62 of the Charter, shall be documents for general distribution.
The same thing shall apply to other information supplied by a State party to the Charter,
unless the Commission decides otherwise.
Rule 79 - Reports on the Activities of the Commission
1. As stipulated in Article 54 of the Charter, the Commission shall each year submit to
the Assembly, a report on its deliberations, in which it shall include a summary of the
2. The report shall be published by the Chairman after the Assembly has considered it.
Rule 80 - Translation of reports and other documents
The Secretary shall endeavour to translate all reports and other document of the
Commission into the working languages.