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 less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on migrants, 2013; SR on torture, 2013; SR on truth, 2013
Cote d’Ivoire circulated a note verbale informing UN member states of its candidature for membership of the Council for the period 2016-2018 in June 2015. The note verbale was not accompanied by voluntary pledges and commitments.
Cote d’Ivoire tabled ‘voluntary obligations and commitments’ in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2013-2015 on 3 October 2012. The actual pledges and commitments are broken down into national level and international level commitments.
Most national level pledges are rather vague. Notwithstanding, Cote d’Ivoire does make a number of concrete national level commitments such as: ‘promoting the establishment of an agency to monitor and protect human rights’ (though it is not clear what exactly this will be); ‘strengthening human rights teaching modules in the education system;’ organising human rights training seminars for the judiciary, security forces, local officials and parliamentarians; and bringing the national human rights commission ‘into line with the Paris Principles.’
The international level pledges of Cote d’Ivoire are more specific. They include: improved reporting to the Treaty Bodies; beginning consultations with parliament on the future ratification of CPED, CRMW, CRPD, OPICESCR and OPCAT; accepting the communications procedures under the ICERD and CAT; and harmonising national legislation with the provisions of the international instruments, including by adopting new laws and regulations.
An analysis of steps taken by Cote d’Ivoire in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it has indeed moved to ratify the CRPD (2014). However, it has not yet honoured its commitment to ratify the other conventions listed in its ‘voluntary obligations and commitments.’ Nor has Cote d’Ivoire’s record of treaty reporting shown significant improvement. Many of its periodic reports are overdue, the ICESCR report by more than 20 years.