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 racism, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Mexico tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 26 November 2012. Mexico made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international, regional and national levels.
At international level, Mexico pledged to: contribute to the further strengthening of the work and output of the Human Rights Council; as a member, respond to urgent human rights situations around the world; help fill normative gaps; engage actively and constructively in Council deliberations; cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms; participate in and support the UPR; help strengthen the Treaty Body system; support efforts to improve the regular budget allocation for human rights; support OHCHR and defend its independence; and promote the mainstreaming of human rights across the UN.
At regional level, Mexico committed to comply with the judgements of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission.
At domestic level, Mexico pledged to comply with its international obligations, reporting to Treaty Bodies on a timely basis, follow-up on the implementation of UN human rights recommendations, and redouble efforts to bring about appropriate constitutional reform with respect to human rights (particularly the incorporation of international standards).
An analysis of steps taken by Mexico in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that, as a member, Mexico participated in more than 30% of Council panels and interactive dialogues. It also leads on a number of norm-setting thematic initiatives, but does not lead on initiatives focused on responding to urgent situations. In terms of cooperation with Special Procedures, Mexico maintains a Standing Invitation and has facilitated a large number of country missions (nearly 80%). However, it responded to just 36% of the 115 communications it received during the period under review. Its UPR report was presented by a ministerial-level delegation, and Mexico participated in the review of 172 other UN member states (first cycle). Mexico is Party to all the core human rights conventions. Mexico made a voluntary contribution to OHCHR in 2014, and hosts an OHCHR country office.