12. How are petitions closed? 

Your petition may be closed at various stages of the procedure.

a. after a decision on admissibility is taken by the Committee;

 b. after discussion in the Committee meeting; the Committee may decide after consideration of a petition that the case has been sufficiently discussed and researched;

c. when the Committee decides that no further action can be taken on your petition, the petition is included for closure in a special list (the B list) of the Committee's agenda. This list is deemed to be approved at the end of the Committee meeting;

d. after a petition is withdrawn by the petitioner, or the Committee closes the petition due to a lack of response from the petitioner within a given deadline.

In all cases, you will be informed of the decision of the Committee in writing and of the reasons for the decision, and provided with relevant information and documentation where appropriate once the decision becomes available.