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 >
RSG on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Bosnia and Herzegovina presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership on the Council for the period of 2007-2010 on 10 May 2007.
Bosnia and Herzegovina pledged to: contribute to the work of the Council, promoting dialogue and consensus; ensure that the Council’s fulfils its mandate to respond to human rights violations and crises; fully cooperate with Council mechanisms, Treaty Bodies and OHCHR; promote the participation of NGOs and civil society; participate in reforms of the Council and its mechanisms; advocate the full implementation of the CAT; campaign for the abolition of the death penalty; support resolutions against tolerance, racism and discrimination; and offer expertise in the area of refugee return.
An analysis of steps taken by Bosnia and Herzegovina in fulfilment of its international level commitments shows that it participates in relatively few Council debates and interactive dialogues. In terms of cooperation with the human rights mechanisms, Bosnia and Herzegovina maintains a Standing Invitation and has a strong record of facilitating Special Procedures visits (12 out of 13 requests). Bosnia and Herzegovina has ratified all the core conventions. It has one overdue periodic report to the Treaty Bodies (CAT). While a member, it voted in favour or joined consensus on all resolutions on the issue of torture.