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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SR on minority issues, 2006; SR on arbitrary executions, 2006
Bangladesh tabled ‘voluntary pledges and commitments’ in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2019-2021 on 14 June 2018. The document presents Bangladesh’s international and national level commitments and pledges for its membership term.
At domestic level, Bangladesh pledged to, inter alia: Consider acceding to the human rights conventions to which it is not yet Party; Improve its human rights situation through further cooperation with OHCHR and the Special Procedures; Continue to strengthen and empower its watchdog bodies, including its NHRI and Anti- Corruption Commission; Ensure effective parliamentary oversight; Preserve the independence of the judiciary and the free press; Continue to implement a development agenda with a focus on the most vulnerable groups, including women, children, and persons with disabilities; and end violence and discrimination against these groups; and continue to promote and protect the rights of religious and ethnic minorities.
At the international level, Bangladesh made commitments to: Strengthen its engagement and cooperation with other members of the Council; Continue to support the work of OHCHR and all other UN agencies, programmes, and funds that facilitate the promotion of human rights; Promote the realisation of the right to development; Continue to combat climate change; Continue to promote a culture of peace, the rights of migrant workers and refugees; and collective action to prevent crimes against humanity; and Continue to combat racism, xenophobia and Islamaphobia.
An analysis of steps taken by Bangladesh in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Bangladesh did not make a voluntary financial contribution to the OHCHR in 2018, its NHRI has been accredited with B status by the GANHRI. Its participation in the Council’s debates and panels is below the average participation of all Council’s members.