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Country visits

In situ examination of the progress in and obstacles to the realization of the right to adequate housing by conducting country visits is an essential component of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur.

The general objectives of such missions are:

(a) to examine and report on the status of the realization of housing rights in the country, with particular attention to aspects of gender equality and non-discrimination and the protection of the poor, the vulnerable and minorities;

(b) to engage in dialogues with the Government, United Nations and intergovernmental agencies and civil society in their efforts to secure these rights;

(c) to identify practical solutions and best practices in the realization of rights relevant to the mandate;

(d) to follow up on relevant concluding observations made by treaty bodies and other international bodies and assess their impacts on policies adopted by the countries concerned.

Furthermore, depending on the particular country context, the mission may have a specific thematic focus on priority issues that the Special Rapporteur has identified.

Visits

To access the reports in all the official languages, please copy the relevant document code, click on "Categorized Search", and paste it in the “Symbol Number” Field or alternatively search under "Documents"

Year

Title

Symbol number

2014
25th session HRC
Indonesia (May-June 2013) A/HRC/25/54/Add.1
Arabic | Chinese | English | Russian | Spanish
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (August-September 2013) A/HRC/25/54/Add.2
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
2013
22nd session HRC
Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories (January-February 2012) A/HRC/22/46/Add.1
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Arabic
Rwanda (July 2012) A/HRC/22/46/Add.2
English | French | Russian | Spanish | Chinese | Arabic
2012
19th session HRC
Argentina (April 2011) A/HRC/19/53/Add.1
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Arabic
Algeria (July 2011) A/HRC/19/53/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Arabic
2011
16th session HRC
Croatia (July 2010) A/HRC/16/42/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Arabic
Kazaksthan (September 2010) A/HRC/16/42/Add.3
English | French | Russian | Spanish | Chinese | Arabic
2010
13th session HRC
Maldives (February 2009)

A/HRC/13/20/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

United States of America (October/November 2010)

A/HRC/13/20/Add.4
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2009
10th session HRC

Maldives (February 2009): Preliminary note

A/HRC/10/7/Add.4
English

Canada (October 2007)

A/HRC/10/7/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2008
7th session HRC

Canada (October 2007): Preliminary note

A/HRC/7/16/Add.4
English | French | Spanish | Russian

South Africa (April 2007)

A/HRC/7/16/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Spain (November-December 2006)

A/HRC/7/16/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2007
5th session HRC (Human Rights Council)

Spain (November-December 2006): Preliminary note

A/HRC/4/18/Add.3
English | Spanish

 

Australia (July-August 2006)

A/HRC/4/18/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2006
2nd session HRC

Lebanon and Israel (September 2006)

Joint mission with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; and the Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights of internally displaced persons.

A/HRC/2/7
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2006
62nd session CHR

Iran (July 2005)

E/CN.4/2006/41/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Cambodia (August 2005)

E/CN.4/2006/41/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2005
61st session CHR

Brazil (June 2004)

E/CN.4/2005/48/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Kenya (February 2004)

E/CN.4/2005/48/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2004
60 th session CHR

Afghanistan (September 2003)

E/CN.4/2004/48/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Peru (March 2003)

E/CN.4/2004/48/Add.1
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

2003
59 th session CHR (Commission on Human Rights)

Mexico (March 2002)

E/CN.4/2003/5/Add.3
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Romania (January 2002)

E/CN.4/2003/5/Add.2
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Occupied Palestinian territories (January 2002)

E/CN.4/2003/5/Add.1
English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Recent visits

2011: Argentina (13-22 April 2011)
2010: Croatia, 4 to 13 July 2010
2010: Kazakhstan, 6 to 13 September 2010

Forthcoming visits

2011: Algeria (9-19 July 2011)
2012: Israel and OPT (30 January 2011-12 February 2012)

Follow-up to visits

As a follow-up to mission reports, the Special Rapporteur periodically assesses the status of the recommendations contained in these reports in collaboration with state authorities, national institutions, civil society, non governmental organizations, international organizations and other concerned actors.  

Year

Title

Symbol number

2010
13th session HRC
Follow-up to country recommendations: Brazil, Cambodia and Kenya
A/HRC/13/20/Add.2
English only

2009
10th session of the HRC
Follow-up to country recommendations: Afghanistan, Mexico, Peru and Romania

A/HRC/10/7/Add.2
English | Spanish