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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 1 January 2014, the following 108 States 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.

Countries A – L Date Countries 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 Panama 14 March 2011
Chad 1 June 2012 Papua New Guinea 11 May 2011
Chile 12 May 2009 Paraguay 28 March 2003
Colombia 17 March 2003 Peru 3 April 2002
Costa Rica 2002 Poland March 2001
Croatia 13 March 2003 Portugal March 2001
Cyprus March 2001 Qatar 1 June 2010
Czech Republic September 2000 Republic of Korea 3 March 2008
Denmark March 2001 Romania March 2001
Dominica 9 December 2009 Rwanda 27 June 2011
Ecuador 9 January 2003 Samoa 14 February 2011
El Salvador 9 February 2010 San Marino 3 April 2003
Estonia March 2001 Sao Tome and Principe 2 February 2011
Finland March 2001 Serbia 11 October 2005
France March 2001 Seychelles 5 November 2012
Gabon 29 October 2012 Sierra Leone 7 April 2003
Georgia 30 March 2010 Slovakia March 2001
Germany March 2001 Slovenia March 2001
Ghana 21 April 2006 Solomon islands 6 May 2011
Greece March 2001 South Africa 17 July 2003
Guatemala April 2001 Spain March 2001
Guinea-Bissau 7 May 2010 Sweden March 2001
Honduras 12 May 2010 Switzerland April 2002
Hungary March 2001 Thailand 4 November 2011
Iceland
September 2000
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 13 October 2004
India 14 September 2011 Tonga 25 January 2013
Iraq 16 February 2010 Turkey March 2001
Ireland March 2001 Tunisia 28 February 2011
Islamic Republic of Iran 24 July 2002 Tuvalu 26 April 2013
Italy March 2001 Ukraine 23 June 2006
Japan 1 March 2011 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland March 2001
Jordan 20 April 2006

Uruguay 18 March 2005
Kazakhstan 28 July 2009 Vanuatu 12 May 2009
Kuwait 12 May 2010 Zambia 16 July 2008
Latvia March 2001    
Lebanon 17 March 2011    
Libya 15 March 2012    
Liechtenstein 21 January 2003    
Lithuania March 2001    
Luxembourg March 2001