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.
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2011: Argentina (13-22 April 2011)
2010: Croatia, 4 to 13 July 2010
2010: Kazakhstan, 6 to 13 September 2010
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.
13th session HRC
|Follow-up to country recommendations: Brazil, Cambodia and Kenya
10th session of the HRC
|Follow-up to country recommendations: Afghanistan, Mexico, Peru and Romania
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