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:
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 violence against women, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
The Maldives tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 28 August 2013. The Maldives made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At national level, the Maldives pledged to: welcome visits by Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts; improve the effectiveness of its independent national institutions; strengthen the judiciary in view of the recommendations made by the relevant Special Rapporteur; and follow up on the recommendations received under the UPR and contained in the concluding observations of the Treaty Bodies.
At international level, the Maldives committed to: accede to the ICRMW and the CPED. It also pledged to ratify the CRC-OP3 and to work with LDCs and SIDS to support the fulfilment of their international human rights obligations.
An analysis of steps taken by the Maldives in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that the Maldives has yet to ratify the three treaties it mentioned – the CRC-OP3, ICRMW and the CPED. Regarding participation at the Council, the Maldives participated in around half of panel discussions and general debates, and 34% of interactive dialogues. The Maldives maintains a Standing Invitation and accepted 6 out of 14 visit requests. However, it responded to only 2 of 11 communications received. The Maldives has ratified most of the core conventions, but tends to be late in submitting its periodic reports. At present, four reports are overdue, including the report to the Committee Against Torture, which is overdue by over 10 years.