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 hazardous substances and toxic waste, 2015
El Salvador tabled ‘voluntary pledges and commitments’ in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2015-2017 on 9 September 2014. The document does not contain many concrete international level and national level commitments and pledges.
At international level, El Salvador pledged to: consolidate the Council; promote space for dialogue and cooperation within the Council; promote the consolidation of the UPR; maintain a committed relationship with international Treaty Bodies and mechanisms; and maintain a standing invitation for all Special Procedures.
Domestically, El Salvador made commitments to ensure that public policy guarantees the full exercise of human rights, and to translate the vision of human rights into public agendas.
An analysis of steps taken by El Salvador in fulfilment of its international pledges shows a generally low level of participation in Council debates. It does, however, engage strongly with the Special Procedures mechanism, accepting 11 out of 15 visit requests, and responding to 10 out of 12 communications. Regarding cooperation with Treaty Bodies, El Salvador has ratified nearly all of the core conventions, it has four reports on schedule and two overdue reports (CAT and ICCPR – overdue by 2 years). El Salvador tends not to participate in the UPR reviews of other states (only one during the first cycle).