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 disappearances, 2014
Received Sub-Committee visit
The Republic of Macedonia tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 6 June 2013. Macedonia made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At international level, Macedonia pledged to: cooperate with the UN human rights mechanisms; implement the Millennium Development Goals; actively engage in the work of the Third Committee of the General Assembly; consider signature and ratification of the ICRMW, ICESCR, CPED and CRC-OP3; cooperate with subsidiary bodies and mechanisms of the Council; and support the UPR process including by effectively following-up on recommendations.
Nationally, Macedonia committed to: combat intolerance; implement judicial reforms; advance the rights of women and girls; combat violence against women; advance the rights of children and persons with disabilities; harmonise national legislation with international human rights standards; uphold the independence of national human rights institutions; and integrate a human rights-based approach into its policies and governance.
An analysis of steps taken by Macedonia in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that it maintains a Standing Invitation to Special Procedures, and has accepted 4 out of 5 visit requests. Macedonia has participated in the UPR reviews of very few other UN member states. Macedonia has ratified most core conventions, but generally submitted its reports late. As pledged, in 2013 Macedonia did sign the ICESCR-OP. But has yet to sign/ratify ICRMW, CPED or the CRC-OP3. Macedonia’s NHRI is not fully compliant with the Paris Principles.