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 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (2021, visit accepted)
Received Sub-Committee visit
Paraguay tabled ‘voluntary pledges and commitments’ in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2015-2017 on 27 December 2013.
At national level, Paraguay pledged, inter alia, to: promote the implementation of its national human
rights action plan; strengthen the functioning and coordination of national human rights mechanisms,
especially those responsible for implementing UN human rights recommendations; measure compliance
with international norms by developing national human rights indicators; create an effective mechanism to
follow-up and report on implementation; strengthen public policies to protect the rights of vulnerable groups; and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
At regional level, Paraguay pledged, inter alia, to: engage with and support the Inter-American system; implement Inter-American system rulings; and support the reform and strengthening of the Inter-American system.
At international level, Paraguay made commitments, inter alia, to: fully cooperate with the Council and its mechanisms; support and protect the independence of OHCHR; promote the strengthening of the UPR and submit a mid-term UPR report; and maintain a standing invitation to Special Procedures.
An analysis of steps taken by Paraguay in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that it cooperates with the Council by actively participating in interactive dialogues and Council debates. Paraguay maintains a standing invitation to the Special Procedures and has a strong record of accepting their visits. It participated in its UPR review at ministerial-level and presented a mid-term UPR report during the first and second cycles.
Paraguay supports the work of OHCHR and hosts a UN human rights adviser. Paraguay has developed a National Mechanism for the Implementation, Reporting and Follow-up (NMIRF), which remains active, and guides domestic implementation of its international human rights and SDG commitments.