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.
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SR on racism, 2009
Slovakia tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2008-2011 on 4 March 2008. Slovakia made a number of pledges and commitments at both international and national level.
Internationally, Slovakia pledged to: take an active part in activities and negotiations at the Council; enhance genuine dialogue among all member states; consolidate and strengthen Council mechanisms; actively engage in the UPR; cooperate with the UN Treaty Bodies, and strive for a timely submission of national periodic reports; and ratify the CPED and the CRPD.
At domestic level, Slovakia made commitments to: protect vulnerable and marginalised groups; implement policies against discrimination, racism, xenophobia and intolerance; protect the rights of children and women; suppress human trafficking; increase assistance provided to priority countries; inform the public about activities undertaken by international bodies in the field of human rights; and support the activities of independent institutions.
An analysis of steps taken by Slovakia in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Slovakia did indeed ratify the CRPD (in 2010) and CPED (in 2014). Regarding participation at the Council, Slovakia engaged in 6% of panel discussions, and about 25% of interactive dialogues and general debates. In terms of cooperation with Treaty Bodies, Slovakia submitted two periodic reports on time, and three late. None of its periodic reports are currently overdue. Slovakia is a committed participant in the UPR, participating in the reviews of 98 other states (first cycle).