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 presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2020-2022 on 26 June 2019. International level pledges presented by Brazil included, inter alia: Continuing to support and engage with the Council and its mechanisms, including taking part in discussions about the Council’s status in the UN system; Remaining active in discussing the main substantive issues on the Council’s agenda, including the right to privacy in the digital age and the full enjoyment of human rights on the Internet; Remaining a member of the core groups for resolutions where it is traditionally a main sponsor, including those on the safety of journalists, sports and the Olympic ideal, the fight against corruption, and human rights technical cooperation; Supporting, both nationally and internationally, programmes and initiatives aimed at preventing, punishing, and eradicating discrimination and violence against women and girls; Ensuring the full protection of the rights of children and adolescents in law and in practice; and supporting initiatives on family protection, freedom of religion, human rights and the Internet, freedom of expression, the right to privacy, older persons, human rights defenders, social inclusion, the right to health, and the fight against corruption.
An analysis of Brazil’s efforts in fulfilling its international pledges reveals that it has engaged in approximately 20% of all Council dialogues, panels, and debates, while also actively participating in numerous cross-regional group statements (88 in total, slightly above the average of 84 for all countries). Brazil has facilitated nearly 70% of visit requests submitted by Special Procedures mandate holders, and it has been responsive to about 75% of the communications received. The country has consistently submitted its periodic reports to the Treaty Bodies and has taken part in all UPR reviews of other States during the second and third cycles. Brazil has shown strong support for the initiatives outlined in its pledges by sponsoring or backing resolutions related to these areas.