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.
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SR on freedom assembly, 2011
Received Sub-Committee visit
Tunisia presented voluntary pledged and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership of the Council for the period 2017-2019 on 16 June 2016.
Tunisia pledged to, inter alia: maintain open dialogue and constructive cooperation with the members and non-members of the Council; pay particular attention to the fundamental rights of people in the most vulnerable groups; support the UPR as a mechanism; continue to contribute to the normative efforts of the Council including those sponsoring draft resolutions on civil society space (with Ireland), freedom of expression on the Internet (with Sweden) and the protection of journalists (with Austria); continue its tradition of co-sponsoring resolutions on human rights defenders; reprisals; the right to engage in peaceful demonstrations; torture; business and human rights; the right to development; violence against women; racism; and the rights of persons of African descent; continue supporting the special procedures of the Council, the OHCHR; the International Criminal Court and the treaty body strengthening process.
An analysis of Tunisia’s pledges shows that, although it has continued to support all the initiatives mentioned, it was not a co-sponsor of the 2018-resolution on torture, sponsored by Denmark.
Tunisia did not make a voluntary financial contribution to the OHCHR in 2018, but it is host of an OHCHR country office. Tunisia participated in the UPR at a high political level (ministerial level), and its participation in other States’ reviewed almost quadrupled from the first to the second cycle.