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 arbitrary executions, 2000
The Russian Federation tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 15 July 2013. The Russian Federation made a number of concrete pledges and commitments – mainly at international level.
International level pledges included: to cooperate constructively with the human rights Treaty Bodies; to cooperate with thematic Special Procedures; to support OHCHR, including financially; to actively participate in the UPR mechanism, in particular through the implementation of accepted recommendations; to give priority to the fight against racism; and to contribute to prevention of human trafficking.
An analysis of steps taken by the Russian Federation in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Russia has responded to 48 out of 55 Special Procedures communications and accepted 11 out of 26 visit requests. Russia has ratified most of the core international human rights conventions, and at present none of its periodic reports are overdue. Russia makes important voluntary contributions to OHCHR, including US$2million in 2014.