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Standing Invitations

A standing invitation is an open invitation extended by a Government to all thematic special procedures. By extending a standing invitation, States announce that they will always accept requests to visit from all special procedures. As of 30 July 2014, the following 108 Member States and one non-Member Observer have extended a standing invitation to thematic special procedures.

 Specific country related information on visits requested and conducted by special procedures mandate holders is available under country visits since 1998. A table with percentages on regional representation relating to standing invitations is available here.

Member States and non-Member Observer A – L Date Member States and non-Member Oberserver M - Z Date
Albania 2 December 2009 Madagascar 26 August 2011
Andorra 3 November 2010 Maldives 2 May 2006
Argentina 3 December 2002 Malta March 2001
Armenia 1 May 2006 Marshall Islands 4 March 2011
Australia 7 August 2008 Mexico March 2001
Austria March 2001 Moldova (Republic of) 2 June 2010
Azerbaijan 15 April 2013 Monaco 22 October 2008
Bahamas 6 June 2013 Mongolia 9 April 2004
Belgium March 2001 Montenegro 11 October 2005
Benin 31 October 2012 Nauru 30 May 2011
Bolivia 10 February 2010 Netherlands March 2001
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 May 2010 New Zealand 3 February 2004
Brazil 10 December 2001 Nicaragua 26 April 2006
Bulgaria March 2001 Niger 21 August 2012
Burundi 6 June 2013 Nigeria 25 October 2013
Canada April 1999 Norway 26 March 1999
Cabo Verde 26 April 2013 Palau 3 May 2011
Central African Republic 3 September 2013 Palestine (State of) 30 July 2014
Chad 1 June 2012 Panama 14 March 2011
Chile 12 May 2009 Papua New Guinea 11 May 2011
Colombia 17 March 2003 Paraguay 28 March 2003
Costa Rica 2002 Peru 3 April 2002
Croatia 13 March 2003 Poland March 2001
Cyprus March 2001 Portugal March 2001
Czech Republic September 2000 Qatar 1 June 2010
Denmark March 2001 Republic of Korea 3 March 2008
Dominica 9 December 2009 Romania March 2001
Ecuador 9 January 2003 Rwanda 27 June 2011
El Salvador 9 February 2010 Samoa 14 February 2011
Estonia March 2001 San Marino 3 April 2003
Finland March 2001 Sao Tome and Principe 2 February 2011
France March 2001 Serbia 11 October 2005
Gabon 29 October 2012 Seychelles 5 November 2012
Georgia 30 March 2010 Sierra Leone 7 April 2003
Germany March 2001 Slovakia March 2001
Ghana 21 April 2006 Slovenia March 2001
Greece March 2001 Solomon islands 6 May 2011
Guatemala April 2001 South Africa 17 July 2003
Guinea-Bissau 7 May 2010 Spain March 2001
Honduras 12 May 2010 Sweden March 2001
Hungary March 2001 Switzerland April 2002
Iceland September 2000 Thailand 4 November 2011
India
14 September 2011
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 13 October 2004
Iraq 16 February 2010 Tonga 25 January 2013
Ireland March 2001 Turkey March 2001
Islamic Republic of Iran 24 July 2002 Tunisia 28 February 2011
Italy March 2001 Tuvalu 26 April 2013
Japan 1 March 2011 Ukraine 23 June 2006
Jordan 20 April 2006 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland March 2001
Kazakhstan 28 July 2009

Uruguay 18 March 2005
Kuwait 13 September 2010 Vanuatu 12 May 2009
Latvia March 2001 Zambia 16 July 2008
Lebanon 17 March 2011    
Libya 15 March 2012    
Liechtenstein 21 January 2003    
Lithuania March 2001    
Luxembourg March 2001