ASH and our partners have followed the lead of the Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network and have submitted country reports to treaty bodies, as countries are called for reporting. In many cases, we have worked with our allies in country to ensure that we are getting the most accurate information possible and also to encourage local organizations to take the lead on human rights advocacy. The goal of these reports is to encourage the treaty committee to ask the country about their progress in implementing tobacco control policies and to encourage/ require the country to follow tobacco control best practices. To learn more about the treaties and treaty bodies, please view our International human rights treaty body page

To learn more about how to submit these reports, please visit our Learning Resources page, specifically our Tobacco and Human Rights Reference Guide and our Universal Periodic Review Engagement Memo.

If you are interested in partnering with ASH on a report for your country, please contact Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy at

The reports are organized by treaty

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Submitted Reports- CEDAW

Sweden- 2020

  • Sweden CEDAW

    Our most recent CEDAW report

Japan- 2020

Germany- 2020

  • Germany CEDAW Report, drafted by our colleagues at Unfairtobacco and signed by several organizations, including ASH- in English

Argentina- 2016

  • Argentina

    A shadow report for Argentina submitted to the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women by our colleagues at  Fundación Interamericana del Corazon- Argentina (FIC – Argentina), the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (the “O’Neill Institute”), the Foundation for Women’s Study and Research (FEIM), the Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policy (FUNDEPS) and the Tobacco Smoke-Free Alliance- Argentina (ALIAR)- See the report 

Upcoming Reports- CEDAW

    Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

    Submitted Reports- CRC
    Upcoming Reports- CRC

    Universal Periodic Review