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 >
WG on freedom of assembly, 2015
Received Sub-Committee visit
Hungary has presented voluntary pledges and commitments in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2017-2019.
Key pledges include: Apply and promote a rights-based approach to the implementation of the SDGs; Support domestic and international NGOs; Contribute to international initiatives to combat sexual violence in conflict; Adopt and implement a national action plan on business and human rights; Promote minority issues at the Council, as well as issues around the independence of judges and lawyers, and human rights defenders; Cooperate with the mechanisms of the Council. Maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures.
An analysis of the steps taken by Hungary, shows that it has, indeed, maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures and has facilitated 64% of visit requests. It, however, has only responded to 53% of the communications received. Concerning Treaty Bodies, Hungary has ratified 7 core conventions, but is yet to submit its periodic reports under three of them (CAT, CEDAW and ICESCR).
Hungary as been main sponsor of the resolutions on the independence of judges and lawyers, including the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Hungary has joined consensus on all resolutions on rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and on the texts on minority issues.