Country visits

The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions considers on-site visits an essential component of the mandate. The aim of such visits is to obtain first-hand information on the situation of the right to life in the country concerned, to report on his observations to the Human Rights Council and to propose, in a spirit of cooperation and assistance, recommendations to improve situations identified as matters of concern.

The Special Rapporteur wishes to reiterate that an on-site visit does not entail the condemnation of a country. Instead, it is envisaged as an expression of concern and aims at improving his/her understanding of a particular situation to enable him/her to formulate useful recommendations. Also, visits do not have the character of a judicial inquiry; they cannot replace investigations by competent judicial authorities.

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.

For more information on special procedures country visits, including requests by country, upcoming visits and countries not yet visited, please go to: Country and other visits of special procedures

All of the below country visit reports are also accessible in all UN languages through the UN Official Document System (ODS) that can be accessed here.

Year
Country
Symbol
Languages

2018

El Salvador (January/ February)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/38/44/Add.2 A/HRC/38/44/Add.5

E/S only
S only

2017

Iraq (November)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/38/44/Add.1 A/HRC/38/44/Add.4

E/A only
E/A only

2016

Honduras (May)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/35/23/Add.1
A/HRC/35/23/Add.3

EFSACR
S only

2015

Ukraine (September)

A/HRC/32/39/Add.1

EFSACR

2014

Gambia (November) – Joint visit with the Special Rapporteur on torture

A/HRC/29/37/Add.2

EFSACR

2014

Papua New Guinea (March)

A/HRC/29/37/Add.1

EFSACR

2013

Mexico (April-May 2013)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/26/36/Add.1
A/HRC/26/36/Add.3

EFSACR
E/S only

2012

Turkey (November 2012)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/23/47/Add.2 
A/HRC/23/47/Add.6

EFSACR
E

2012

India (March 2012)
Corrigendum
Comments by the State

A/HRC/23/47/Add.1 
A/HRC/23/47/Add.1/Corr.1
A/HRC/23/47/Add.7

EFSACR
EFSACR  

2010

Albania (February)
Follow-up to country recommendations (April 2013)

A/HRC/17/28/Add.3 A/HRC/23/47/Add.4

EFSACR
EFSACR

2010

Ecuador (July)
Follow up to country recommendations (March 2013)

A/HRC/17/28/Add.2 A/HRC/23/47/Add.3

EFSACR
EFSACR

2009

Colombia (June)
Follow-up to country recommendations(May 2012)

A/HRC/14/24/Add.2 A/HRC/20/22/Add.2

EFSACR
EFSACR 

2009

Kenya (February)
Follow-up to country recommendations(April 2011)

A/HRC/11/2/Add.6 A/HRC/17/28/Add.4

EFSACR
EFSACR

2008

United States of America (June)
Preliminary note on the follow-up to country recommendations (May 2011)
Follow-up to country recommendations (March 2012)

A/HRC/11/2/Add.5 A/HRC/17/28/Add.5

A/HRC/20/22/Add.3

E FSACR
EFCR

EFSACR

2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo (October)
Follow-up to country recommendations (April 2012)

A/HRC/14/24/Add.3
A/HRC/20/22/Add.1

EFSACR
EFSACR

2008

Afghanistan (May)
Preliminary note
Follow-up to country recommendations(May 2011)

A/HRC/8/3/Add.6 A/HRC/11/2/Add.4
A/HRC/17/28/Add.6

E
EFSACR
ECR 
 

2008

Central African Republic (February)
Preliminary note (February)

A/HRC/8/3/Add.5 A/HRC/11/2/Add.3

EF
EFSACR 

2007

Brazil (November)

A/HRC/8/3/Add.4

E

2007

Philippines (February)
Follow-up to country recommendations (April 2009)

A/HRC/8/3/Add.2 A/HRC/11/2/Add.8

EFSACR
EFSACR

2006

Lebanon and Israel (September) – Joint visit with the mandates on adequate housing, human rights of internally displaced persons and physical and mental health

A/HRC/2/7

EFSACR

2006

Guatemala (August)
Follow-up to country recommendations (May 2009)

A/HRC/4/20/Add.2 A/HRC/11/2/Add.7

EFSACR
EFSACR 

2005

Sri Lanka (December)
Follow-up to country recommendations (May 2008)

E/CN.4/2006/53/Add.5 A/HRC/8/3/Add.3

EFSACR
E 

2005

Nigeria (July)
Follow-up to country recommendations (May 2008)

E/CN.4/2006/53/Add.4 A/HRC/8/3/Add.3

EFSACR
E 

2004

Sudan (June)

E/CN.4/2005/7/Add.2

EFSACR

2003

Brazil (October)

E/CN.4/2004/7/Add.3

EFSACR

2003

Jamaica (February)

E/CN.4/2004/7/Add.2

EFSACR

2002

Afghanistan (October)

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

EFSACR

2002

Democratic Republic of the Congo (June)

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

EFSACR

2001

Honduras (August)

E/CN.4/2003/3/Add.2

EFSACR

2001

Turkey (February)

E/CN.4/2002/74/Add.1

EFSACR

2000

Nepal (February)

E/CN.4/2001/9/Add.2

EFSACR

1999

Timor-Leste (November) – Joint mission with the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture and the Special Rapporteur on violence against women

A/54/660

EFSACR

1999

Mexico (July)

E/CN.4/2000/3/Add.3

EFSACR

1999

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania (May)

E/CN.4/2000/3/Add.2

EFSACR

1997

United States of America (October)

E/CN.4/1998/68/Add.3

EFSACR

1997

Sri Lanka (September)

E/CN.4/1998/68/Add.2

EFSACR

1995

Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville (October)

E/CN.4/1996/4/Add.2

EFSACR

1995

Burundi (April)

E/CN.4/1996/4/Add.1

EFSACR

1994

Indonesia and East Timor (July)

E/CN.4/1995/61/Add.1

EFSACR

1994

Colombia (October)- Joint visit with the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture

E/CN.4/1995/111

EFSACR

1993

Peru (May)

E/CN.4/1994/7/Add.2

EFSACR

1993

Rwanda (April)

E/CN.4/1994/7/Add.1

EFSACR

1992

The former Yugoslavia (August and October) – Joint visit with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the former Yugoslavia

E/CN.4/1993/46
Chap. V

EFSACR

1991

Zaire (May)

E/CN.4/1992/30/Add.1

EFSACR

1989

Colombia (October)

E/CN.4/1990/22/Add.1

EFSACR

1987

Suriname (August)

E/CN.4/1988/22
Annex

EFSACR

1986

Uganda (August)

E/CN.4/1987/20
Annex II

EFSACR

1984

Suriname (July)

E/CN.4/1985/17
Annex V

EFSACR