Country visits are a particularly important aspect of the mandate as they provide a means for assessing the extent to which the protection needs of the internally displaced are being met in specific situations and for engaging with Governments, non-state actors, international and local humanitarian agencies, local civil society, displaced persons, and other interested actors.
To date, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, has undertaken visits: in 2011 to Kenya and the Maldives; in 2012 to Côte d’Ivoire and Sudan; in 2013 to Georgia, Serbia including Kosovo, South Sudan and Sri Lanka. Full reports on the visits carried out in 2011 and 2012, which were presented to the Human Rights Council, are available under the rubric ‘Documents’ or ‘Country Visits’ in this website. As for the visits undertaken in 2013, the Special Rapporteur’s preliminary impressions are available under the rubric ‘Press Releases’. The full reports of the visits carried out in 2013 will be available in the next Special Rapporteur’s annual report to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2014.
Reports from country missions of the former Representatives of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Francis M. Deng (1992-2010) and Walter Kälin (2004-2010), are listed here in reverse chronological order.
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