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.
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Finland tabled its pledges and commitments in support of its candidacy for membership for the 2006-2007 period on 9 May 2006. In the document, Finland pledged, inter alia, to
At international level: ratify the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the sale of children, child prostitution,
and child pornography; and fully cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms, and with the Treaty Bodies.
At domestic level: further intensify efforts to eradicate violence against women, human trafficking, racism, and discrimination; and strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples, particularly the Sami.
An analysis of steps taken by Finland in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it did indeed ratify the OP-CRC. Finland has also cooperated with Special Procedures, maintaining a standing invitation and responding to all communications. Similarly, Finland has shown a solid commitment to the UPR process, participating at ministerial level, submitting a mid-term report on implementation, and participating in the reviews of 59 other states during the first cycle and 92 during the second cycle. Finland is party to seven core human rights conventions.