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 >
Received Sub-Committee visit
Uruguay tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership of the Council for the period 2009-2012 on 29 January 2009.
At international level, Uruguay pledged to: encourage parliamentary ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR-OP); continue to cooperate fully with the Council and its mechanisms; maintain its Standing Invitation to Special Procedures mandate-holders; submit timely periodic reports to the Treaty Bodies; cooperate with OHCHR; and support the effective participation of civil society, including NGOs, in the work of the Human Rights Council.
An analysis of steps taken by Uruguay in fulfilment of its commitments shows that it did indeed ratify the CRPD (February 2009) and the CESCR-OP (February 2013). With regard to cooperation with the Council, Uruguay participated in about one-third of all panels, interactive dialogues, and general debates. Uruguay has demonstrated strong levels of cooperation with the Special Procedures, maintaining a Standing Invitation, completing more than 60% of visits requests, and responding to 75% all communications received. Turning to Treaty Bodies, Uruguay is Party to all the core conventions and tends to comply with its reporting obligations.