Principal sponsorship of HRC resolutions
Mandate of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights; The need for an integrated approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for the full realisation of human rights, focusing hollistically on the means of implementation; Human rights and international solidarity; Promotion of the right to peace; The Social Forum; Promotion of the enjoyment of the cultural rights of everyone and respect for cultural diversity; Mandate of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights; The right to food; Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order; The use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination; Composition of staff of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Integrity of the judicial system; Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief; Promotion and protection of the human rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas; System of special procedures; The Grave Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory particularly due to the recent Israeli military aggression on the occupied Gaza Strip; The negative impact on the realization of the right to food of the worsening of the world food crisis, caused inter alia by the soaring food prices; Mandate of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination; Renewal of the mandate of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies;Effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights.
Since it first became a member of the Council in 2006, Cuba has voted (in the absence of consensus) against every resolution tabled under item 4 (situations that require the Council’s attention) and most country-specific texts under item 2; exceptions include: Cuba’s votes in favour of the item 2 resolutions on Venezuela (2019), the OPT (2019) and Burundi (2017) and the resolutions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (did not vote twice and joined consensus once). For item 7 resolutions (human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories), Cuba has consistently voted in favour of all texts. On item 10 resolutions (capacity-building), in the absence of consensus, Cuba voted against all texts except two on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2009, 2017 - voted in favour).
For thematic resolutions dealing with civil and political rights, Cuba has generally joined consensus. Where there has been a vote, Cuba has nearly always voted in favour. The exceptions include Cuba’s abstentions during the voting on the following resolutions: civil society space (2018), death penalty (2017), transitional justice (2016), violent extremism (2015), democracy, (2012, 2015) and defamation of religion (2009); as well as the votes against the resolutions on good governance (2008), civil society space (2016) and peaceful protests (2014, 2016). For thematic resolutions dealing with economic, social and cultural rights, Cuba has either joined consensus on, or has voted in favour of, all adopted texts.
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:
Average of statements for all countries: 98
Average of statements for all countries: 46
Average of statements for all countries: 109
Average of statements for all countries: 61
Average of statements for all countries: 5
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Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.