O'Neill Institute  |  September 30, 2014

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This article offers a critical analysis of the treaty monitoring mechanism established under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Consistent with contemporary treaty practice, the FCTC incorporates a reporting process that requires States Parties to submit periodic reports on measures taken and progress made towards state compliance with treaty obligations. In the near decade since the FCTC entered into force, the monitoring mechanism established under its auspices has evolved and strengthened in response to Secretariat analysis and State Party recommendations. Although considerably streamlined and refined, this article suggests that much work remains to be done to make the FCTC monitoring mechanism an effective treaty compliance tool.1

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