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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Georgia presented its pledges and commitments in support for its candidature for membership of the Council for the period 2016-2018 on 8 July 2015.
In the document, Georgia pledged, inter alia, to: Continue its full cooperation with the Council; Actively engage in the work of the Council; Engage constructively in finding ways to improve the working methods of the Council; Intensify its support to, inter alia, the OHCHR, special procedures and the treaty bodies; Uphold the universality of the UPR and engage in the review process; Support initiatives to strengthen the capacity of the Council to promote the rights of the most vulnerable groups, with special emphasis on children, women and internally displaced persons; Consider ratifying the international and regional human rights instruments to which Georgia is not yet a party; Promote the right to environment; Continue the practice of voluntary financial contributions to various United Nations human rights and humanitarian bodies; Increase its activities aimed at offering to share its experience in carrying out internationally renowned reforms in good governance and public service delivery; Bolster international efforts to share experiences and exchange best practices in promoting and protecting human rights; Work closely with all interested NGOs to increase their representation and participation in international human rights forums; and support efforts aimed at ensuring a prompt and efficient international response to newly emerging human rights challenges.
An analysis of steps taken by Georgia in fulfillment of its international pledges shows that it has participated in 31% of all Council’s debates and dialogues. Georgia made voluntary contributions to the OHCHR. It has a strong record of cooperation with Special Procedures. Georgia maintains a Standing Invitation to Special Procedures. Concerning cooperation with the Treaty Bodies, Georgia is yet to submit three of its periodic reports.