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:
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 housing, 2001 (visit accepted)
Received Sub-Committee visit
Poland tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2010-2013 on 9 March 2010.
Internationally, Poland committed to: to ratify the CRPD; promote human rights through regional organisations and through Polish development assistance; cooperate with the UN human rights bodies to implement recommendations and respond to individual communications; and make voluntary contributions to OHCHR.
At national level, Poland pledged to: improve the situation of women and persons with disabilities; implement a national programme against racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; ensure equal access to education; develop a support network for the victims of crime; and campaign against domestic violence.
An analysis of steps taken by Poland in fulfilment of the international pledges shows that in 2012 Poland did ratify the CPRD. In terms of cooperation with Treaty Bodies, Poland is Party to nearly all the core conventions. It is on schedule for the submission of four reports, and overdue on one (CEDAW), while one was submitted late (CERD) and one on time (CRPD). Poland continues to make voluntary contributions to the OHCHR and has responded to 78% of Special Procedures communications.