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 arbitrary executions, 2000
Pakistan presented commitments and pledges in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2018-2020 in August 2017. Key pledges include:
At national level: Implement a National Action Plan that considers national and international human rights obligations; review, in consultation with all stakeholders, existing human rights legislation, with a view to adapting and better enforcing it; further enhance the operational effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions, providing them with adequate human and financial resources; build the human rights capacity of government officials and other relevant stakeholders; continue to ensure speedy justice for victims of human rights violations including through strengthening law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.
An analysis of steps taken by Pakistan in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Pakistan has now ratified nearly all the core international human rights treaties and in terms of cooperation with the Treaty Bodies, Pakistan tends to submit its periodic reports; it only has one overdue report. Regarding Pakistan’s participation at the Council, it has spoken in around 42% of panel discussions and general debates, (though it speaks in many more as coordinator of the OIC). Turning to cooperation with Special Procedures, Pakistan only responded to 24% of all communications received and facilitated 18% of all visit requests. Regarding its own UPR, Pakistan participated at ministerial level. Pakistan also participated in the reviews of 75 other States during the first UPR cycle and 111 during the second cycle.