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 toxic waste; 2005
China presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the term 2021-2023 on 4 June 2020. In the document, China pledged to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; advance law-based governance; strengthen the legal protection of human rights; promote judicial justice; prioritize the development of ethnic minorities and ethnic minority areas, respecting and protecting the rights of ethnic minorities; fulfil its obligations under the international human rights treaties; fully participate in the work of the UN human rights mechanisms; and encourage the Council and other mechanisms to attach equal importance to economic, social, and cultural rights as to civil and political rights, and to function in an impartial, objective, and non-selective manner. China also pledged to implement the commitments made during the third UPR and to continue holding human rights dialogues and consultations with relevant countries and regional organizations and conduct human rights technical cooperation with relevant countries.
An analysis of the steps taken by China to fulfil its pledges shows that it has engaged with the Council, participating in almost half of all Council debates, panels, and dialogues. It has responded to over 80% of all communications received from Special Procedures. However, China does not maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures mandate holders and has only facilitated 41% of the visit requests it has received. China is yet to ratify the ICCPR and CED and has thus far not accepted any individual complaint procedure. Under the treaties it has ratified, China has three overdue reports (CAT, CERD, and CRC). China has not submitted UPR mid-term reports.