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 food, 2003
Received Sub-Committee visit
Peru presented its voluntary pledges for election for the term 2018-2020 on 24 August 2017.
In the document, Peru pledged, inter alia, to:
At the national level: Promote social inclusion, equality, non-discrimination, and poverty eradication policies – with a gender perspective; Continue work to guarantee the right to health. Improve access to justice and fight against impunity; Reaffirm its commitment to the victims of violence in the 1980s and 1990s through the Comprehensive Reparations Plan. Strengthen dialogue with indigenous peoples and intensify efforts to improve their quality of life; Pursue the effective implementation of the National Human Rights Plan 2017-2021; Strengthen public policies aimed at protecting groups in vulnerable situations, including LGTBI persons, domestic workers, and human rights defenders; Continue to implement policies aimed at ensuring equal access to quality education, especially to people in vulnerable situations, including people with disabilities, and indigenous peoples; Continue to combat all forms of discrimination against women and girls; eliminate all forms of violence against women, including trafficking and sexual exploitation; and encourage effective participation and equal opportunities for women in political, economic, and public life.
At the international level: Continue to participate constructively in the UPR and take due account of recommendations derived from the mechanism; Support the strengthening of Special Procedures of the Council, and encourage more States to extend Standing Invitations; Continue to present or sponsor resolutions on issues of importance; Continue to support OHCHR; Strengthen cooperation with the Treaty Body system, including by submitting periodic reports in a timely manner, and following up on implementation; Promote cooperation and exchange of information between the UN human rights system and regional systems; Foster international cooperation among States in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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 three overdue periodic reports (ICCPR, CEDAW and ICESCR) and submitted three late (CAT, CED and CRPD). In terms of cooperation with the Special Procedures mechanism, Peru maintains a Standing Invitation for mandate-holders to visit, but has facilitated only 56% of visit requests, and responded to 39% of the 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.