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 >
The Czech Republic tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 14 February 2011.
At international level, the Czech Republic pledged to: actively participate in the work of the Council, in particular through timely responses to human rights violations; cooperate fully with Special Procedures; support the participation of NGOs; engage fully in the UPR, including by participate actively in Working Group interactive dialogues and by implementing recommendations; cooperate fully with Treaty Bodies; ratify the CRPD-OP; examine the possibility of ratifying the CED and CRC-OP2; maintain voluntary financial contributions to OHCHR; and pay close attention to the UN’s work on business and human rights.
Domestically, the Czech Republic committed to: implement measures to protect children from physical and mental violence, strengthen the participation of civil society in the implementation of the recommendations made during the UPR, allocate funds to support projects aimed at the protection and integration of vulnerable groups, and improve the situation of persons with disabilities.
An analysis of steps taken by the Czech Republic in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it ratified the CRC-OP2 in 2013 and the CED in 2017, but has yet to ratify the CRPD-OP. It cooperates well with Special Procedures, maintaining a Standing Invitation, facilitating visit requests (of a total of three received visit requests it has completed two and accepted one) and has responded to 100% of the received communications. It also engages strongly with the UPR, participating at deputy ministerial level and presenting a mid-term report on implementation (second cycle). The Czech Republic also participated in the review of 93 other states during the first cycle and 119 during the second cycle. The Czech Republic continues to provide yearly voluntary contributions to OHCHR, since 2008.