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.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on slavery, 2015
Albania tabled ‘voluntary pledges and commitments’ in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2015-2017 on 19 March 2014. The document presents Albania’s international-level and national-level commitments and pledges for its membership term. Internationally, Albania pledged to: cooperate with the Council during the second cycle of the UPR; work with Special Procedures mandate-holders in implementing their recommendations and disseminating them; combat intolerance and discrimination; strengthen the UN human rights system infrastructure; promote gender equality and the rights of vulnerable groups; and work towards a human rights perspective in the post-2015 development agenda.
An analysis of steps taken by Albania in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that although Albania submitted its three UPR reports, during the second cycle it participated in only 23% of other States’ reviews and at ambassadorial level. Albania did not submit a UPR mid-term review during any of the past UPR cycles. Regarding Special Procedures, Albania completed almost 90% of visit requests, but has thus far responded to just one of the three communications received from these mandate holders. Albania has supported resolutions on gender identity and the rights of women but has voted against resolutions on a global call for concrete action against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.