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 freedom of expression, 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, the 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, the 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 the Philippines in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it has facilitated only 8 of 25 Special Procedures visit requests, and has responded to around 42% of all communications. Regarding engagement with the Treaty Bodies, the Philippines is Party to seven core conventions, but four of its periodic reports under those treaties were submitted late (CRPD) or are overdue (ICCPR, CERD, and CRC).