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 freedom of religion, 2003
China tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 4 August 2016. China made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
The document presents a summary of China’s achievements and fulfilment of the pledges and commitments it presented for its previous membership term (2014-2016). It also includes some concrete pledges and commitments for China’s upcoming membership term, including, inter alia, to, continue to promote economic, social and cultural rights; improve its democratic system; Fully protect the rights and interests of ethnic minorities, women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities including by adhering to and improving the system of regional autonomy for ethnic minorities; Continue its active participation in the Council and to cooperate with the special procedures.
An analysis of steps taken by China in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that China is an active participant in the Council’s work. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, China only accepted 8 out 31 visit requests, but did respond to 52 of 72 communications.