During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
SR on independence of judges and lawyers, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Angola tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 5 May 2010.
Angola committed to: revise the Council’s agenda to avoid the duplication of material, financial and human resources; mainstream human rights across the UN system; participate actively in the work of the Council; engage NGOs in the work of the Council; respond effectively to human rights crises; cooperate with the UPR and Special Procedures; and submit regular periodic reports to the Treaty Bodies. It also pledged to consider signing the CAT, ICRMW, CRPD, OP-CRPD and the CPED; and to deepen its relationship with the OHCHR.
Domestically, Angola made further commitments to: consider implementing recommendations made through the UPR.
An analysis of steps taken by Angola in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it participates in 25% of panel discussions, 21% of interactive dialogues and 18% of general debates. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Angola accepted 4 out 11 visit requests, and responded to half of the 12 communications received. Angola is Party to five of the core conventions and generally presents its periodic reports in a timely manner. It has moved to sign some of the instruments mentioned in its voluntary pledges, including the CAT (2013) and the CPED (2014), but it is yet to sign the ICRMW. Moreover, Angola ratified the CRPD and the OP-CRPD in 2014.