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Annual reports


Reports to the Human Rights Council

Each year the Working Group reports to the Human Rights Council on its activities. In the report, the Working Group will express its observations on the different institutions, legal insufficiencies, policies, judicial practices which, in its opinion, are the cause for the occurence of cases of arbitrary deprivation of liberty, and on best practices safeguarding against arbitrary deprivation of liberty. The report includes the following annexes or addenda: opinions adopted on individual cases; reports on field visits. (See Fact Sheet No. 26, Issues in focus)

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Year
Symbol number
Title
2017
A/HRC/36/37 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/36/38Methods of Work
A/HRC/36/37/Add.1Mission to Azerbaijan
A/HRC/36/37/Add.2Mission to the United States
2016
A/HRC/33/50Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/33/66Methods of Work
A/HRC/33/50/Add.1Mission to Malta
2015
A/HRC/30/36Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
List of opinions 2014Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2014
A/HRC/30/36/Add.1Follow-up mission to Germany
A/HRC/30/36/Add.2Mission to New Zealand
A/HRC/30/36/Add.3Follow-up mission to Italy
A/HRC/30/37United Nations Basic Principles and Guidelines on remedies and procedures on the right of anyone deprived of their liberty to bring proceedings before a court - Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
2014
A/HRC/27/47 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention - A compilation of national, regional and international laws, regulations and practices on the right to challenge the lawfulness of detention before court
A/HRC/27/48 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/27/48/Add.1 Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/27/48/Add.2 Mission to Greece
A/HRC/27/48/Add.3 Mission to Brazil
A/HRC/27/48/Add.4 Mission to Hungary
A/HRC/27/48/Add.5Mission to Morocco
2013
A/HRC/22/44
Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/22/44/Add.1
Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/22/44/Add.2
Mission to El Salvador
A/HRC/22/44/Add.3Mission to El Salvador: Comments by the State on the report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
2012
A/HRC/19/57Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/19/57/Add.1
Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/19/57/Add.2
Mission to Georgia
A/HRC/19/57/Add.3
Mission to Germany
A/HRC/19/57/Add.4Mission to Georgia: comments by the State on the report of the Working Group
2011
A/HRC/16/47
Report of the WG on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/16/47/Add.1
Opinions adopted by the WG on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/16/47/Add.2
Mission to Malaysia
A/HRC/16/47/Add.3Mission to Armenia
2010 A/HRC/13/30Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

A/HRC/13/30/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

A/HRC/13/30/Add.2
Mission to Malta
A/HRC/13/30/Add.3Mission to Senegal
2009

A/HRC/10/21

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

A/HRC/10/21/Add.1Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/10/21/Add.2

Mission to Mauritania

A/HRC/10/21/Add.3

Mission to Colombia

A/HRC/10/21/Add.4

Mission to Ukraine

A/HRC/10/21/Add.5Mission to Italy
2008
A/HRC/7/4Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/7/4/Add.1Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/7/4/Add.2

Mission to Norway

A/HRC/7/4/Add.3

Mission to Equatorial Guinea

A/HRC/7/4/Add.4Mission to  Angola
2007 A/HRC/4/40Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
A/HRC/4/40/Add.1 Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

A/HRC/4/40/Add.2

Mission to Ecuador

A/HRC/4/40/Add.3

Visit to Nicaragua

A/HRC/4/40/Add.4

Mission to Honduras

A/HRC/4/40/Add.5

Mission to Turkey

2006

E/CN.4/2006/120

Joint Report on the situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay
E/CN.4/2006/7 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.1Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.2

Visit to Canada

E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.3

Visit to South Africa

2005
E/CN.4/2005/6 Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.1Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.2

Visit to Latvia

E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.3

Mission to Belarus

E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.4

Follow-up mission to the People’s Republic of China

2004

E/CN.4/2004/3

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.2

Visit to Islamic Republic of Iran

E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.3Visit to Argentina

2003

E/CN.4/2003/8

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.2

Visit to Australia

E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.3

Visit to Mexico

2002

E/CN.4/2002/77

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/2002/77/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/2002/77/Add.2Visit to Bahrain

2001

E/CN.4/2001/14

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/2001/14/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

2000

E/CN.4/2000/4

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/2000/4/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/2000/4/Add.2Visit to Indonesia

1999

E/CN.4/1999/63

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.1

Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.2

Mission to Peru

E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.3Visit to the United Kingdom on the issue of immigrants and asylum seekers

1998

E/CN.4/1998/44

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/1998/44/Add.1

Decisions and opinions of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1998/44/Add.2Visit to the People's Republic of China

1997

E/CN.4/1997/4

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.1

Decisions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.2

Visit to Nepal

E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.3Follow-up visit to Bhutan

1996

E/CN.4/1996/40

Report of the working group on arbitrary detention

E/CN.4/1996/40/Add.1

Decisions adopted by the working group on arbitrary detention

1995

E/CN.4/1995/31

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.1

Decisions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.2

Decisions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.3

Visit to Bhutan

E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.4Visit to Viet Nam

1994

E/CN.4/1994/27

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

1993

E/CN.4/1993/24

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

1992
E/CN.4/1992/20Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention