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 >
WG on arbitrary detention, 2011
Received Sub-Committee visit
Burkina Faso tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 20 April 2011.
Burkina Faso uses the first part of the document to outline its fulfillment of commitments made in 2008 (when it initially ran for membership), then briefly presents a number of further pledges for a second term.
Internationally, Burkina Faso committed to: cooperate with the mechanisms of the Council, including the Special Procedures; meet its commitments under the UPR; and contribute to international action against human rights violations.
Domestically, Burkina Faso pledged to: implement programmes on human rights education and training; draft new laws to implement the provisions of CAT; and take steps towards the abolition of the death penalty.
An analysis of the steps taken by Burkina Faso in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it has cooperated with Special Procedures – facilitating 3 out of 6 visit requests; and participated in the UPR at ministerial level. Burkina Faso has ratified all the core conventions has submitted 3 reports in a timely manner, thus entering a new reporting cycle (on schedule).