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 independence of judges, 2014
Received Sub-Committee visit
Germany presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2016-2018 in July 2015.
Key pledges includes: continue to implement Germany’s obligations under the core human rights conventions; cooperate with the Treaty Bodies, including by fulfilling reporting obligations and by following-up on implementation; continue the country’s close cooperation with, and continue to provide support for, OHCHR; promote the participation of NHRIs and civil society in the work of the Council; maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures and engage fully with the UPR; implement the National Action Plan to realise the provisions of CRPD; develop a national action plan on business and human rights; and fully implement the Federal Government’s Plan of Action for Human Rights 2014-2016.
An analysis of steps taken by Germany in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it continues to make substantial voluntary contributions to OHCHR (of around US$5 million per year). Germany has ratified all core human rights conventions. In terms of its periodic reports, Germany has three overdue period reports (under CERD, CRC and CRPD) – although each is overdue by less than a year. In terms of cooperation with Special Procedures, Germany maintains a standing invitation, has facilitated over 90% of all visit requests, and has responded to 86% of communications. In terms of support for the work of the Council, Germany (individually) participates in around 40% of the Council’s panel discussions, interactive dialogues and general debates.