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 >
SR on independence of judges, 2015
Received Sub-Committee visit
Germany presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2016-2018 in July 2015.
Key pledges include: Continue to implement Germany’s obligations under the core human rights conventions. Cooperate with Treaty Bodies, including by fulfilling its reporting obligations and by following-up on implementation. Continue its close cooperation with, and continue to provide support to, OHCHR. Promote the participation of NHRIs and civil society in the work of the Council. Maintain a Standing Invitation to Special Procedures and engage fully with the UPR. Implement the National Action Plan to realise the provisions of CRPD, develop a national action plan on business and human rights, and fully implement the Federal Government’s Plan of Action for Human Rights 2014-2016.
An analysis of steps taken by Germany in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it continues to make voluntary contributions to OHCHR (of around US$5 million per year). Germany has ratified all of the core human rights conventions. In terms of its periodic reports, Germany has three overdue period reports (its CERD, CRC and CRPD), although for less than a year. In terms of cooperation with Special Procedures, Germany maintains a Standing Invitation, has facilitated 91% of visit requests, and has responded to 85% of communications. In terms of support for the work of the Council, Germany participates in a large number of panel discussions (36%), interactive dialogues (42%) and general debates (44%).