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 less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest outstanding country visit request >
IE on foreign debt, 2012
Zambia tabled pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the period 2008-2011 on 5 May 2008.
Zambia’s international commitments included pledges to: fully cooperate with the UPR mechanism – during and after the review process; ratify the CRPD, OP-CRPD, OP1-CRC, OP2-CRC and the OP-CEDAW; and cooperate with the UN human rights Treaty Bodies, by meeting deadlines for the submission of periodic reports and by acting on their concluding observations and recommendations;
At domestic level it pledged to: undertake human rights programmes; work with civil society and NGOs on the implementation of human rights programmes; and address various poverty and disease challenges.
An analysis of steps taken by Zambia in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that Zambia did ratify the CRPD (in 2010). However, the OP-CRPD, OP1-CRC, OP2-CRC and the OP-CEDAW are yet to be ratified (though they were signed in 2008). Zambia’s periodic reports to Treaty Bodies tend to be submitted late (except for the CAT).