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 human rights defenders, 2002
Malaysia tabled pledges and voluntary commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 23 April 2010.
At national level, Malaysia pledged to: raise human rights awareness among all segments of the population; establish policies to advance the rights of women; encourage dialogue between the government and civil society; implement human rights conventions; and monitor the implementation of recommendations from the UPR process.
Internationally, Malaysia made commitments to: deepen cooperation with the UN and its mechanisms; further the UN’s development agenda; and work with partners under the ASEAN framework to promote human rights in the region.
An analysis of Malaysia’s efforts to engage with the UN human rights system shows that it participates in around a third of Council debates and dialogues, has accepted and facilitated around a third of Special Procedures visit requests, and responded to only 18% of Special Procedures communications. Malaysia is not Party to many international human rights instruments, and where it is Party it generally submits its periodic reports late.