Country visits

Country visits are an important component of the Working Group's mandate. The aim of such visits is to obtain first-hand information on the impact of mercenaries, mercenary-related actors, and private military and security companies (PMSCs) on the enjoyment of human rights in a given country, as well as to identify challenges and good practices. After the visit, the Working Group reports to the Human Rights Council on its findings and proposes, in a spirit of cooperation, recommendations to improve situations identified as matters of concern.

Learn more about country visits of the Special Procedures.

Year

Country

Symbol number

Press release / Statement

Comments from the State

2019
(13-17 May)
Switzerland A/HRC/45/9/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement | Fran�ais
N/A
2018
(21-29 June)
Austria A/HRC/42/42/ADD.2 Press Release
Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2018
(16-23 April)
Chad A/HRC/42/42/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement | Fran�ais
Media advisory | Fran�ais
N/A
2017
(8-15 December)
Ghana A/HRC/39/49/ADD.1 Press Release
Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2016
(10-19 October)
Central African Republic A/HRC/36/47/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement (French only)
N/A
2016
(25-28 April)
European Union Institutions A/HRC/33/43/ADD.4 StatementN/A
2016
(14-18 March)
Ukraine A/HRC/33/43/ADD.3 Press Release | Русский
Statement
Media advisory | Русский
N/A
2015
(12-16 October)
Belgium A/HRC/33/43/ADD.2 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement | Fran�ais
Media advisory | Fran�ais
A/HRC/33/43/ADD.5

2015
(1-8 July)

Tunisia A/HRC/33/43/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement | Fran�ais
Media advisory | Fran�ais
N/A
2014
(7-10 October)
C�te d'Ivoire A/HRC/30/34/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement (French only)
Media advisory | Fran�ais
N/A
2014
(7-16 May)
Comoros A/HRC/27/50/ADD.1 Press Release | Fran�ais
Statement (French only)
Media advisory | Fran�ais
N/A
2013
(18 to 22 February)
Honduras A/HRC/24/45/ADD.1 Press Release | Espa�olN/A
2012
(8 to 14 December)
Somalia A/HRC/24/45/ADD.2 Press ReleaseN/A
2011
(12-16 June)
Iraq A/HRC/18/32/ADD.4 Press Release | العربيةN/A
2010
(10-19 November)
South Africa A/HRC/18/32/ADD.3 Press Release
Media advisory
N/A
2010
(16-20 August)
Equatorial Guinea A/HRC/18/32/ADD.2 Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2009
(20 July-3 August)
United States of America A/HRC/15/25/ADD.3 Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2009
(4-9 April)
Afghanistan A/HRC/15/25/ADD.2 StatementN/A
2008
(26-30 May)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland A/HRC/10/14/ADD.2 Press Release
Media advisory
N/A
2007
(9-13 July)
Chile A/HRC/7/7/ADD.4 Statement | Espa�ol
Media advisory
N/A
2007
(14-18 May)
Fiji A/HRC/7/7/ADD.3 Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2007
(29 January-2 February)
Peru A/HRC/7/7/ADD.2 Statement | Espa�ol
Media advisory
N/A
2006
(28 August-1 September)
Ecuador A/HRC/4/42/ADD.2 Statement
Media advisory
N/A
2006
(21-25 August)
Honduras A/HRC/4/42/ADD.1 Statement | Espa�ol
Media advisory
N/A


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