Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy

General Assembly resolution 70/186 mandates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy to conduct voluntary peer reviews on consumer protection law and policy.

The purpose is to:

  • Provide an external and independent assessment of the effectiveness of consumer protection law and policy in a given country.

  • Identify the challenges to be addressed and areas to be improved in the legal and institutional frameworks, thereby contributing to enhancing quality, efficiency and consumer protection regimes.

  • Assess the consumer protection awareness of relevant stakeholders and their contributions in this area.

  • Formulate and recommend appropriate measures, designed in consideration of the economic and developmental particularities of each country, to address these challenges.

  • Assist countries in implementing the recommendations by developing a capacity-building project in consultation with the country concerned.