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).

Year
Country
Report and related links

2019

Nigeria (August/September)

A/HRC/47/33/Add.2

2018

El Salvador (January/ February)
Comments by the State

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

2017

Iraq (November)
Comments by the State

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

2016

Honduras (May)
Comments by the State

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

2015

Ukraine (September)

A/HRC/32/39/Add.1

2014

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

A/HRC/29/37/Add.2

2014

Papua New Guinea (March)

A/HRC/29/37/Add.1

2013

Mexico (April-May 2013)
Comments by the State

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

2012

Turkey (November 2012)
Comments by the State

A/HRC/23/47/Add.2
A/HRC/23/47/Add.6

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

2010

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

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

2010

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

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

2009

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

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

2009

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

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

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

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

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

2008

Central African Republic (February)
Preliminary note (February)

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

2007

Brazil (November)

A/HRC/8/3/Add.4

2007

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

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

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

2006

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

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

2005

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

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

2005

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

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

2004

Sudan (June)

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

2003

Brazil (October)

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

2003

Jamaica (February)

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

2002

Afghanistan (October)

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

2002

Democratic Republic of the Congo (June)

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

2001

Honduras (August)

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

2001

Turkey (February)

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

2000

Nepal (February)

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

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

1999

Mexico (July)

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

1999

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania (May)

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

1997

United States of America (October)

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

1997

Sri Lanka (September)

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

1995

Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville (October)

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

1995

Burundi (April)

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

1994

Indonesia and East Timor (July)

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

1994

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

E/CN.4/1995/111

1993

Peru (May)

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

1993

Rwanda (April)

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

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

1991

Zaire (May)

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

1989

Colombia (October)

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

1987

Suriname (August)

E/CN.4/1988/22
Annex

1986

Uganda (August)

E/CN.4/1987/20
Annex II

1984

Suriname (July)

E/CN.4/1985/17
Annex V