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 the sale of children, 2016
Received Sub-Committee visit
Brazil has presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2017-2019 on 4 April 2016. Key pledges include:
At international-level, Brazil pledged to: participate actively in the work of the Council and cooperate with its mechanisms; participate in institutional debates on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Council, and on future reforms; work through the Council to help States bridge the ‘implementation gap’ and build national capacity for change; exchange national experiences in implementing recommendations; work cross-regionally to reduce politicisation; strengthen the UPR ahead of the third cycle; maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures and facilitate country visits; strengthen the Council’s capacity to prevent violations through dialogue and cooperation (as per paragraph 5f of GA resolution 60/251); support improvements to the Council’s delivery of capacity-building and technical support; continue to support OHCHR; promote a rights-based approach to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda; remain engaged in debates on freedom of expression on the Internet and privacy; and continue to work on the completion of a new legal instrument on the rights of older persons.
At national-level, Brazil pledged to strengthen the domestic implementation of recommendations received under the UPR, and the other UN human rights mechanisms.
An analysis of steps taken by Brazil in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Brazil has maintained a standing invitation to Special Procedures and has facilitated around 70% of the visit requests. It has responded to almost 70% of all communications received from mandate-holders. Brazil is an active member of the Council, participating, individually, in around 40% of all Council’s debates, dialogues and panel discussions. Brazil also hosts an OHCHR human rights adviser.