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 freedom of religion, 2006
Received Sub-Committee visit
Cuba tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 4 September 2013. Cuba made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At international level, Cuba pledged to cooperate with all procedures established by the Council and with OHCHR, in particular by responding to requests for information in a timely manner.
Domestically, Cuba committed to fight against racism, combat poverty and strengthen the democratic nature of its institutions. Cuba also committed to promote the rights of women, children, young people, those with disabilities, migrants, indigenous peoples, and minorities.
An analysis of steps taken by Cuba in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Cuba participated in an impressive 70% of panel discussions, 67% of interactive dialogues and 65% of general debates. Cuba accepted 5 out of 15 visit requests and responded to all of the 13 communications received. Cuba does not, however, maintain a Standing Invitation. Cuba has also engaged strongly with the UPR. For example, Cuba participated in the UPR reviews of 125 states over the course of the first cycle.