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 less than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
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SR on torture, 2013
Cote d’Ivoire circulated a note verbale informing UN member states of its candidature for membership of the Council for the period 2016-2018 in June 2015.
In the document, Cote d’Ivoire made a number of commitments.
At the national level, Cote d’Ivoire committed to ‘promoting the establishment of an agency to monitor and protect human rights’; ‘strengthening human rights teaching modules in the education system;’ organising human rights training seminars for the judiciary, security forces, local officials and parliamentarians; and bringing the national human rights commission ‘into line with the Paris Principles.’
At the international level, it promised to improve reporting to the Treaty Bodies; begin consultations with parliament on the future ratification of CED, CMW, CRPD, OP-ICESCR and OP-CAT; accept the communications procedures under the ICERD and CAT; and harmonise national legislation with the provisions of the international instruments, including by adopting new laws and regulations.
An analysis of steps taken by Cote d’Ivoire in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it did indeed move to ratify the CRPD. However, it has not yet ratified the other conventions or accepted the communications procedures listed in its 2015 voluntary pledges and commitments. Regarding treaty reporting, five of its periodic reports are overdue (including the ICESCR report by more than 20 years). Cote d’Ivoire’s NHRI has been accredited with ‘B’ Status by the GANHRI.