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 human rights defenders, 2005
China tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 5 June 2013. China made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At international level, China pledged to: actively participate in the work of the Council; cooperate with Special Procedures, including by responding in a timely manner to communications and considering requests to visit; and supporting technical cooperation with OHCHR.
Domestically, China made commitments to: promote employment; improve the medical and health system; support the elderly, disabled, orphans and the poor; improve institutions for democracy; develop ethnic relations; and expand the coverage of the child welfare system.
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, engaging in over half of all panel discussions, 73% of interactive dialogues and 65% of general debates. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, China only accepted 6 out 20 visit requests, but did respond to 80% of 100 communications.