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 torture, 2017; SR on freedom of assembly, 2017
Received Sub-Committee visit
Spain presented voluntary pledges in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2018-2020 on 8 September 2017. Key pledges include, inter alia, to:
Conduct inclusive and transparent consultations on all issues; Safeguard the role and contribution of civil society at the Council; Promote equality and non-discrimination, especially gender discrimination, gender-based violence, and trafficking and sexual exploitation; Defend the rights of persons with disabilities, including by promoting ratification of the CRPD and participating in relevant Council negotiations; Promote and protect economic, social, and cultural rights, including by continuing the Council initiative on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation; Promote democracy and rule of law; Combat racism, xenophobia, and hate crime. Contribute to reforms at the Council aimed at improving the body’s effectiveness; and Act as a bridge between North and South, East and West.
An analysis of steps taken by Spain in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it has high-levels of cooperation with Special Procedures, having accepted 55% of visit requests and responded to 88% of communications. Regarding UPR, the Spain’s own report was presented by a high-level delegation, and it submitted a detailed mid-term report on implementation. Spain actively participated in the UPR reviews of 192 other states during the second cycle. Spain has continued to support the initiatives it pledged to work on.