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 housing, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Brazil has presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 4 April 2016. Key pledges include:
Actively participate in the work of the Council and cooperate with its mechanisms; Participate in institutional debates on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Council, and on possible future reforms; Work through the Council to help States bridge the ‘implementation gap’ and build national capacity for change; Work to implement Brazil’s own recommendations accepted under the UPR; Work cross-regionally to reduce politicization and identify solutions; Place dialogue, cooperation and engagement as keystones of the Council’s work; Contribute to debate on further strengthening of the UPR ahead of the third cycle; Promote cooperation and the exchange of national experience in implementing UPR recommendations; Maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures, and facilitate country visits; Strengthen the Council’s capacity to prevent violations through dialogue and cooperation (as per resolution 60/251); Engage States and NGOs in a debate on how to build an effective prevention strategy; Support improvements to the Council’s delivery of capacity-building and technical support, especially to facilitate the implementation of recommendations; Continue to support OHCHR, including so that it can strengthen its technical assistance programmes; Promote a rights-based approach to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Remain engaged in debates on freedom of expression on the Internet, and continue to support the body’s work on privacy; Continue to work on the completion of a new legal instrument on the rights of older persons.
An analysis of steps taken by Brazil in fulfilment of international level pledges shows that, regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Brazil maintains a Standing Invitation and has facilitated 65% of the visit requests and has responded to 68% of the communications received. Brazil is host to an OHCHR human rights adviser.