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 freedom of expression and opinion, 2004
Received Sub-Committee visit
The Philippines tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2011-2014 on 11 February 2011.
At an international level, Philippines made commitments to: foster cooperation with states to make the Council more efficient; bridge national, regional and international human rights goals and standards; be sensitive to challenges that impact on human rights; support the right to development; actively engage with the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and the UPR; and work closely with OHCHR on initiatives in areas such as trafficking and human rights education and training.
Domestically, Philippines pledged to: implement all human rights treaty obligations; realise the UN Millennium Development Goals; support policies that address the concerns of migrants and children; and support the work of NHRIs.
An analysis of steps taken by Philippines in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it has facilitated only 8 of 24 Special Procedures visit requests, and has responded to under half of all communications. Regarding engagement with Treaty Bodies, Philippines is Party to all the core conventions, but five of its periodic reports under those treaties were either submitted late or are overdue.