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 more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on water and sanitation, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Argentina tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2013-2015, on 10 January 2012.
Internationally, Argentina pledged to: submit resolutions at the Council to raise international standards for human rights; develop new ways of increasing the participation of civil society in the work of the Council; build the Council’s capacity to respond to violations and emergencies; support country mandates; discourage ‘no action motions’ at the Council; support and strengthen the independence of Special Procedures, guaranteeing full freedom of action to mandate-holders; continue to support the work of the OHCHR; participate constructively in the UPR mechanism and strengthen its transformative potential; and continue efforts to strengthen the ratification and implementation of the CED.
Domestically, Argentina committed to: fully implement its international obligations at the domestic level, combat impunity by strengthening national legislation, work closely with civil society to develop public policies that promote human rights, and integrate a gender perspective into national reporting under the UPR.
An analysis of steps taken by Argentina in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it has continued to lead on UN initiatives to promote the full effect and observance of the CED. Argentina participates in around a third of all panel discussions and interactive dialogues. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Argentina has facilitated the completion of 14 visits but it is yet to respond to six visit requests. It has a high response rate for communications. Argentina engages strongly with its own UPR (e.g., it submitted a mid-term report on implementation) and the UPR reviews of other states (it participated in 120 reviews during the first cycle and 189 during the second cycle).