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:
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, 2006
Cuba presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 11 March 2016.
Key pledges include: Continue to submit and defend its periodic reports before the UN Treaty Bodies; Continue to work to comply with its international human rights obligations; Continue to cooperate with all thematic Special Procedures established by the Council; Promote cooperation and constructive dialogue at the Council; Continue to promote thematic initiatives including: right to food; promotion of cultural rights; and the promotion of peace; and Continue to work on the progressive development of third generation rights, in particular with regard to international solidarity.
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. Regarding cooperation with the Council’s mechanisms, Cuba does not maintain a Standing Invitation and has only accepted 30% of visit request. It has, however, responded to 92% of the communications received. 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 and 172 during the second cycle.