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 water and sanitation, 2015; SR on toxic waste, 2015
Received Sub-Committee visit
Italy presented its voluntary pledges for election for the term 2019-2021 in 26 February 2018. In the document, Italy pledges to, inter alia:
Continue to promote an open and inclusive approach to human rights, focusing on ownership by local actors and on cooperation with civil society organisations; Mainstream human rights promotion and protection into conflict prevention, resolution and settlement; Work to further improve the effectiveness
of the UPR; Support and cooperate with the Special Procedures; Prevent, combat and secure accountability for international crimes; Support prompt responses to human rights emergencies; Further promote human rights education and awareness; Enhance the role of civil society in the formulation and implementation of human rights policies and programmes; and support NGO participation in the Council.
Further work on the following key thematic areas: fight against all forms of discrimination, including by combatting hate speech, the participation of women at all levels; women’s rights, rights of the child, capital punishment, freedom of religion, persons with disabilities, cultural rights and human rights defenders.
An analysis of steps taken by Italy in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Italy participates in around half of interactive dialogues at the Council; it has a good record of facilitating Special Procedures visits to Italy (71%) but is yet to respond to 58% of communications. It engages closely with the UPR, participating in the reviews of 127 states during the first cycle and 158 during the second cycle and has ratified all human rights core conventions. Italy has supported all resolutions on the thematic areas it pledged to work on.