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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will eventually have a membership of 18 experts.

States Parties must provide an initial report to the Committee within two years of ratifying or acceding to the convention and submit subsequent reports at least every four years thereafter. These reports will provide a comprehensive explanation on the progress made towards implementation of the Convention.

Petitions to the Committee alleging breaches of the Convention by a government will be allowed but only against governments of countries that have ratified the Optional Protocol to accept the competence of the Committee to receive such petitions.