Country Visits - Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Country visits constitute an opportunity for the Working Group, through a direct dialogue with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government concerned, representatives of civil society and detainees, to understand better the situation prevailing in that country, as well as the underlying reasons for instances of arbitrary deprivation of liberty or best practices preventing arbitrary detention from occurring. Country visits take place on the basis of an invitation from the Government concerned. More about country visits of the Special Procedures.

Read more about the Working Group’s county visit procedure: Terms of reference for Country Visits by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

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Further resources

2 - 13 December 2019Greece
A/HRC/45/16/Add.1
3 - 14 November 2019Qatar A/HRC/45/16/Add.2 A/HRC/45/16/Add.3
Unofficial translation
14 - 25 January 2019Bhutan A/HRC/42/39/Add.1
12 - 16 November 2018Hungary A/HRC/42/39
4 - 15 December 2017Sri Lanka A/HRC/39/45/Add.2
8 - 18 May 2017Argentina A/HRC/39/45/Add.1
11 - 24 October 2016United States of America A/HRC/36/37/Add.2
16 - 25 May 2016Azerbaijan A/HRC/36/37/Add.1 A/HRC/36/37/Add.3
23 - 25 June 2015 Malta Follow-up visit A/HRC/33/50/Add.1
12 - 14 November 2014Germany Follow-up visit A/HRC/30/36/Add.1
7 - 9 July 2014Italy Follow-up visit A/HRC/30/36/Add.3
24 March - 7 April 2014New Zealand A/HRC/30/36/Add.2
9 - 18 December 2013Morocco A/HRC/27/48/Add.5
23 September - 2 October 2013Hungary A/HRC/27/48/Add.4
18 - 28 March 2013Brazil A/HRC/27/48/Add.3
21 - 31 January 2013Greece A/HRC/27/48/Add.2
23 January - 1 February 2012El Salvador A/HRC/22/44/Add.2
26 September - 5 October 2011 Germany A/HRC/19/57/Add.3
15 - 24 June 2011Georgia A/HRC/19/57/Add.2
6 - 15 September 2010 Armenia A/HRC/16/47/Add.3
7 - 17 June 2010Malaysia A/HRC/16/47/Add.2
5 - 15 September 2009Senegal A/HRC/13/30/Add.3
19 - 23 January 2009Malta A/HRC/13/30/Add.2
3 - 14 November 2008Italy A/HRC/10/21/Add.5
22 October - 5 November 2008Ukraine A/HRC/10/21/Add.4
1 - 10 October 2008Colombia A/HRC/10/21/Add.3
19 February - 3 March 2008Mauritania A/HRC/10/21/Add.2
17 - 27 September 2007Angola A/HRC/7/4/Add.4
8 - 13 July 2007Equatorial Guinea A/HRC/7/4/Add.3
22 April - 2 May 2007Norway A/HRC/7/4/Add.2
9 - 20 October 2006Turkey A/HRC/4/40/Add.5
23 - 31 May 2006Honduras A/HRC/4/40/Add.4
15 - 23 May 2006Nicaragua A/HRC/4/40/Add.3
12 - 22 February 2006Ecuador A/HRC/4/40/Add.2
September 2005 South Africa E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.3
June 2005Canada E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.2
September 2004China (People's Republic of) Follow-up visit E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.4
August 2004Belarus E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.3
February 2004Latvia E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.2
September 2003Argentina E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.3
February 2003Iran,Islamic Republic of E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.2 and
Corr.1
November 2002Mexico E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.3
June 2002Australia E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.2
October 2001Bahrain E/CN.4/2002/77/Add.2
February 1999Indonesia E/CN.4/2000/4/Add.2
October 1998Romania E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.4
September 1988United Kingdom E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.3
February 1998Peru E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.2
October 1997China E/CN.4/1998/44/Add.2
July 1996 China (preparatory mission) E/CN.4/1997/4 
(paras.23-35)
April 1996Bhutan Follow-up visit E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.3
Nepal E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.2
October 1994Vietnam E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.4
Bhutan E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.3

Requests for Visits

Algeria
Argentina (follow-up visit)
China
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Egypt
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
India
Indonesia
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mexico
Morocco
Nauru
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam