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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

None at the moment

Country visits accomplished


Year of visit

Country visited

Report symbol number

Link

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
E F S A C R
2014
Qatar (January)
A/HRC/29/26/Add.1
E F S A C 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
E F S A C R
2011
Romania (May)
A/HRC/20/19/Add.1
E F S A C R
2011
Bulgaria (May)
A/HRC/20/19/Add.2
E F S A C R
2010
Mozambique (August and December)
A/HRC/17/30/Add.2
E F S A C R
2010
Mexico (October)
A/HRC/17/30/Add.3
E F S A C R
2009
Colombia (December)
A/HRC/14/26/Add.2
2009
Guatemala (January and May follow-up visit)
A/HRC/11/41/Add.3
E F S A C R
2008
Russian Federation (May)
A/HRC/11/41/Add.2
E F S A C R
2007

Democratic Republic of the Congo (April)

A/HRC/8/4/Add.2

E F S A C R

2007

Maldives (February)

A/HRC/4/25/Add.2

E F S A C R

2005

Kyrgyzstan (September)

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

E F S A C R

2005

Tajikistan (September)

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

E F S A C R

2005

Ecuador (July – follow-up visit)

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

E F S A C R

2005

Ecuador (March)

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

E S

2004

Brazil (October)

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

E F S A C R

2004

Kazakhstan (July)

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

E F S A C R

2002

Italy (November – follow-up visit)

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

E F S A C R

2002

Saudi Arabia (October)

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

E F S A C R

2002

Indonesia (July)

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

E F S A C R

2002

Italy (March)

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

E F S A C R

2001

Mexico (May)

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

E F S A C R

2001

Guatemala (May – follow-up visit)

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

E F S A C R

2000

Slovak Republic (November)

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

E F S A C R

2000

Belarus (June)

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

E F S A C R

2000

South Africa (May)

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

E F S A C R

1999

Guatemala (August)

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

E F S A C R

1997

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (October)

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

E F S A C R

1997

Belgium (October)

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

E F S A C R

1996

Colombia (September)

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

E F S A C R

1996

Peru (September)

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

E F S A C R


Visit requests (first request/reminders)

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

Invitations extended to the Special Rapporteur/requests accepted

Azerbaijan (2008)
Burundi (2010)
France (2014)
Georgia (2010)
Germany (2014)
Greece (2014)
Guinea-Bissau (2011)
Honduras (2011)
Iraq (2014)
Kenya (2014)
Morocco (2014)
Nepal (2014)
Spain (2014)
United States of America (2014)