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 right to food, 2003
Received Sub-Committee visit
Peru tabled its ‘commitments…to human rights’ in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 6 April 2011.
At the domestic level, Peru pledged to: scale up the implementation of policies on social inclusion and poverty eradication; eliminate discriminatory practices and promote equality; provide access to justice and guarantee the right to due process; reaffirm its commitment to the victims of the violent acts suffered during the 1980s and 1990s by providing collective, symbolic, educational and health reparations under the Comprehensive Reparation Plan; improve dialogue with indigenous people; and implement policies adopted under the National Human Rights Plan.
At international level, Peru pledged to: promote the ratification of all international instruments; collaborate with Treaty Bodies by submitting pending periodic reports and implementing the recommendations; participate in the five-year review of the Council; respond to UPR recommendations; encourage more states to extend Standing Invitations to Special Procedures; promote the rights of women, children, older persons, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples; strengthen the effectiveness of the ICC and contribute to progress towards universal adherence to the Rome Statute; and promote the exchange of information between the UN human rights system and regional systems.
An analysis of steps taken by Peru in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it has ratified all the core human rights conventions. It has two overdue periodic reports (CAT and CEDAW) and submitted one late (CERD), and is on schedule with its reporting on other four (ICCPR, ICESRC, CRC and CRPD).
In terms of cooperation with the Special Procedures mechanism, Peru maintains a Standing Invitation for mandate-holders to visit, has facilitated 12 of 18 visits (61%), and responded to 9 out of the 29 communications received during the period under review. During the five-year review, Peru, together with other GRULAC states, made a number of proposals to improve the work of the Council.