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 executions, 2006
Viet Nam tabled voluntary pledges and commitments in support for its candidacy for membership for the period 2014-2016 on 27 August 2013. It made a number of concrete pledges and commitments at both international and national levels.
At national level, Viet Nam pledged to: improve its legal and judicial systems; strengthen its national institutional framework for human rights, including by establishing an NHRI; improve social security, particularly for vulnerable groups; promote human rights education and training; implement accepted UPR recommendations; strengthen grass-roots democracy, and complete ratification of CRPD / consider ratification of CAT.
Internationally, Viet Nam committed to: participating in the work of the Council; cooperating with UN human rights mechanisms particularly Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures; accepting requests for Special Procedures country visits, and supporting intergovernmental consultations on improving human rights Treaty Bodies.
An analysis of steps taken by Viet nam in fulfilment of its international level pledges shows that Viet Nam has indeed ratified the CRPD and CAT (in 2015). Individually, Viet Nam has participated in around 20% of Council debates and deliberations. Regarding cooperation with Special Procedures, Viet Nam has accepted and completed around 50% of all visit requests, although it has responded to almost 90% of the communications received. Regarding cooperation with Treaty Bodies, Viet Nam is Party to most of the core conventions; it tends to submit late its periodic reports and is yet to present two reports: CEDAW and CESCR.