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 >
WG on mercenaries, 2008
Received Sub-Committee visit
Azerbaijan presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership on the Council for the period of 2006-2009 on 8 April 2006.
Azerbaijan pledged to: ratify OP-CAT; ratify the Council of Europe Convention on action against trafficking in human beings; continue its close cooperation with OHCHR; maintain cooperation with Special Procedures and facilitate the visit of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression; continue cooperation with the Treaty Bodies; work to mainstream gender into domestic development programmes; actively contribute to the work of the Human Rights Council; work to strengthen and rationalise the system of Special Procedures; participate in discussions on the reform of the Treaty Body system; and provide financial support to relevant parts of the UN human rights system.
An analysis of steps taken by Azerbaijan in fulfilment of its international level commitments shows that it did indeed ratify OP-CAT (in 2009) and the Council of Europe Convention on action against trafficking in human beings (in 2010). In terms of cooperation with Treaty Bodies, Azerbaijan is Party to nearly all of the core human rights treaties, but has a mixed record in terms of submitting periodic reports in a timely manner. In terms of Special Procedures cooperation, Azerbaijan maintains a Standing Invitation, has facilitated most visit requests and has responded to the majority of communications received.