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:
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
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WG on torture, 2011
Bahrain tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2019-2021 on 31 August 2018.
At the domestic level, Bahrain undertook to: continue its efforts in promoting the empowerment of women and equal opportunities between men and women; enact new legislation to protect and guarantee the rights of the child; combating trafficking in persons; promote the rights of persons with disabilities and their integration into society and continue to provide for the special technical and accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in all State enterprises and public places; continue its role in supporting initiatives to promote religious freedom and eliminate any incitement to sectarianism, violence, antinationalism, religious or racial hatred; protect workers’ rights; continue to strengthen human rights bodies in their preventive and protective activities, such as the National Institution for Human Rights, the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission, the Special Investigations Unit and the Ombudsman; implement the received UPR recommendations; and continue to expand the scope of the various existing national strategies and plans aimed at guaranteeing, propagating, protecting and promoting human rights.
At the international level, Bahrain made commitments to continue to cooperate with international organizations concerned with humanitarian issues and United Nations human rights treaty bodies; the OHCHR, and the specialized agencies of the United Nations with regard to meeting its training needs in the protection of human rights, building national capacity and raising public awareness as well as developing national plans to protect and promote human rights; implement the 2030 Agenda; and submit a UPR mid-term report.
An analysis of Bahrain’s pledge shows that although it generally submits its periodic reports to the treaty bodies, it tends to report late (3 reports were submitted late and 1 is overdue). Bahrain fulfiled its pledge to submit a UPR mid-term report.
Bahrain did not make a voluntary financial contribution to the OHCHR in 2018.
Bahrain is yet to sign and ratify the CMW and the CRC-OP-IC. Its NHRI was granted B status by the GANHRI.