Country Visits

One of the main activities of the Special Rapporteur is to conduct official country visits in order to assess in greater detail the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, as well as the functioning of the justice system, in a particular country, and make recommendations thereon.

A country visit can be initiated in two different ways: a) the Special Rapporteur writes to the Government of the country he/she wishes to visit requesting to receive an official invitation; or b) a Government invites the Special Rapporteur to visit upon its own initiative. In both cases, an official invitation from the Government must be received before the country visit can take place.

After a country visit, a report containing the Special Rapporteur's observations and recommendations is presented to the Human Rights Council as an addendum to the Special Rapporteur's annual thematic report.

For country visit requests by country, please see:
Countries A-E
Countries F-M
Countries N-Z

Forthcoming visits

Guatemala - POSTPONED

Country visits accomplished


Year of visit

Country visited

Report symbol number

Link

2016
Sri Lanka (April/May 2016)
A/HRC/35/31/Add.1
E F S A C R
2015
Guinea-Bissau (October)
A/HRC/32/34/Add.1
2015
Portugal (January/February)
A/HRC/29/26/Add.4
2014
Tunisia (November/December)
A/HRC/29/26/Add.3
2014
United Arab Emirates (January/February)
A/HRC/29/26/Add.2
2014
Qatar (January)
A/HRC/29/26/Add.1
EF S AC R
2013
Russian Federation (April)

A/HRC/26/32/Add.1

E F S A C R

2013
Maldives (February)
A/HRC/23/43/Add.3

E F S A C R

2012
El Salvador (November)
A/HRC/23/43/Add.1
2012
Pakistan (May)
A/HRC/23/43/Add.2

E F S A C R

2011
Turkey (October)
A/HRC/20/19/Add.3
2011
Romania (May)
A/HRC/20/19/Add.1
2011
Bulgaria (May)
A/HRC/20/19/Add.2
2010
Mozambique (August and December)
A/HRC/17/30/Add.2
2010
Mexico (October)
A/HRC/17/30/Add.3
2009
Colombia (December)
A/HRC/14/26/Add.2
2009
Guatemala (January and May follow-up visit)
A/HRC/11/41/Add.3
2008
Russian Federation (May)
A/HRC/11/41/Add.2
2007

Democratic Republic of the Congo (April)

A/HRC/8/4/Add.2

EFSACR

2007

Maldives (February)

A/HRC/4/25/Add.2

EFSACR

2005

Kyrgyzstan (September)

E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.3

EFSACR

2005

Tajikistan (September)

E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.4

EFSACR

2005

Ecuador (July – follow-up visit)

E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.2

EFSACR

2005

Ecuador (March)

E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.4

ES

2004

Brazil (October)

E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.3

EFSACR

2004

Kazakhstan (July)

E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.2

EFSACR

2002

Italy (November – follow-up visit)

E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.4

EFSACR

2002

Saudi Arabia (October)

E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.3

EFSACR

2002

Indonesia (July)

E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.2

EFSACR

2002

Italy (March)

E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.3

EFSACR

2001

Mexico (May)

E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.1

EFSACR

2001

Guatemala (May – follow-up visit)

E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.2

EFSACR

2000

Slovak Republic (November)

E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.3

EFSACR

2000

Belarus (June)

E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.1

EFSACR

2000

South Africa (May)

E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.2

EFSACR

1999

Guatemala (August)

E/CN.4/2000/61/Add.1

EFSACR

1997

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (October)

E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.4

EFSACR

1997

Belgium (October)

E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.3

EFSACR

1996

Colombia (September)

E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.2

EFSACR

1996

Peru (September)

E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.1

EFSACR


Visit requests (first request/reminders)

Angola (2008)
Argentina
(2011/2014)
Azerbaijan
(2008)
Bangladesh
(2007/2012)
Burundi
(2010)
Cambodia
(2006)
Cameroon (2017)
China (2011/2013, 2014, 2015)
Cuba
(1995/1996, 1999)
Ecuador
(2015)
Egypt
(1999/2000, 2014, 2015)
Equatorial Guinea
(2002)
Fiji
(2007/2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
France
(2014)
Georgia
(2008/2010)
Germany
(2014)
Greece
(2001, 2013/2014)
Holy See (2013)
Honduras (2017)
India (2011/2014)
Iran
(2006/2008, 2011, 2015)
Iraq
(2008/2014)
Italy
(2013)
Jordan (2017)
Kenya
(2000/2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Lebanon
(2015/2017)
Liberia
(2010)
Malaysia
(2011)
Morocco (2017)
Myanmar (2009/2012)
Nepal
(2011/2012, 2014)
Nigeria
(1995/1996, 2004, 2005, 2008)
Philippines
(2006/2011, 2012, 2014)
Poland (2017)
Spain (2014)
Swaziland (2012)
Togo
(2012)
Turkey (2017)
Turkmenistan (1996/2003, 2004)
Ukraine
(2013)
United States of America
(2012/2013, 2014)
Uzbekistan
(1996/2003, 2004, 2008)
Venezuela
(2011/2014, 2015)
Zambia
(2012)
Zimbabwe
(2000/2001, 2012)

Invitations extended to the Special Rapporteur/requests accepted

Azerbaijan (2008)
Burundi (2010)
Chad (2016)
France (2014)
Georgia (2010)
Germany (2014)
Greece (2014)
Honduras (2011)
Iraq (2014)
Kenya (2014)
Morocco (2014)
Nepal (2014)
Paraguay (2016)
Spain (2014)
United States of America (2014)