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 outstanding country visit request >
SR on health, 2012
Received Sub-Committee visit
Brazil tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2013-2015 on 17 October 2012.
Internationally, Brazil pledged to: support capacity-building activities in countries evaluated under the UPR; actively participate in the UPR reviews of all countries; implement recommendations received under Brazil’s own UPR; establish a system for monitoring the implementation of those recommendations in partnership with the regional office of OHCHR and local civil society; continue to cooperate fully with the Special Procedures mechanism; submit all scheduled periodic reports to the Treaty Bodies and follow-up on the implementation of recommendations; move towards the completion of negotiations on a new instrument on the rights of older persons; support OHCHR and provide resources; strengthen technical assistance and capacity-building under the scope of item 10; continue to move towards the ratification of the CRMW; work towards the elaboration of new regional instruments on racism and the right of indigenous people; and continue to fully engage and cooperate with the regional human rights system.
Domestically, Brazil committed to: bring national laws fully into line with the country’s international obligations; elaborate a national system of human rights indicators by 2015; and continue to take steps to strengthen children’s rights; implement the National Plan of Action on the improvement of the penitentiary system.
An analysis of steps taken by Brazil in fulfilment of international level pledges shows that it has indeed participated in the reviews of a large number of other states (167 in the first cycle). Regarding its own review, while Brazil participated at a high political level, it did not submit a mid-term report (first cycle). Brazil is yet to ratify CRMW. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Brazil maintains a Standing Invitation and has facilitated 23 out of 34 visit requests. It has, however, only responded to 29 out of 48 communications received.