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 >
WG on business, 2014
Received Sub-Committee visit
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 OP-CRPD; examine the possibility of ratifying the CPED and OP2-CRC; 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 OP2-CRC in 2013, but has yet to ratify the OP-CRPD or the CPED. It cooperates well with Special Procedures, maintaining a Standing Invitation, facilitating visit requests and responding to communications (3 out of 3). It also engages strongly with the UPR, participating at deputy ministerial level and presenting a mid-term report on implementation. The Czech Republic also participated in the review of 93 other states during the first cycle. The Czech Republic continues to provide voluntary contributions to OHCHR ($18,867 in 2011 and $73,632 in 2014).