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 freedom of expression, 2003
Venezuela presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2016-2018 in September 2015.
Key pledges include: Help strengthen the effectiveness of the Council; Implement accepted UPR recommendations and commitments; Submit its first periodic report under the CRPD; Present all periodic reports under the human rights treaties in a systematic and timely manner; Support the transformation and strengthening of the regional human rights system; Continue to strengthen the National Council for Human Rights; Adopt a National Plan for Human Rights, after a public referendum, to help realise human rights at a national level; Continue its project to develop a national system of human rights indicators in cooperation with UNDP; and incorporate human rights education into school curricula.
An analysis of steps taken by Venezuela in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it, as pledged, submitted its CRPD periodic report. Venezuela still has three overdue periodic reports (CERD, ICCPR and CAT).