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 the independence of judges and lawyers, 2013
Received Sub-Committee visit
Italy tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 11 February 2011.
At an international level, Italy pledged to: ratify the CPED, OPCAT and the OP-ICESCR; work constructively with and within the Council; support the work of the Special Procedures including through active participation in interactive dialogues; improve the effectiveness of the UPR; promote ratification of the Statute of the ICC; promote human rights education and training; support the prevention of genocide; support campaigns to end violence against women; support initiatives protecting the rights of children; and advocate for the adoption of a universal moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view for its complete abolition.
Domestically, Italy committed to: combat religious intolerance; foster interreligious and intercultural dialogue; implement legislation to counter racism and xenophobia; combat violence against women; promote the rights of persons with disabilities; support election observation missions; assist victims of human trafficking; and implement all accepted recommendations in connection with its UPR process.
An analysis of steps taken by Italy in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Italy ratified OPCAT (in 2013), OP-ICESCR and CPED (in 2015). Italy only participates in around one third of interactive dialogues with Special Procedures; though it has a good record of facilitating Special Procedures visits to Italy (13 visits out of 18 requests) and of responding to communications (11 out of 15). It engages closely with the UPR, participating in the reviews of 127 states during the first cycle.