Country visits

The Special Rapporteur is mandated to undertake fact-finding country visits. These visits provide an opportunity to examine in detail the manifestation of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the ground; to make recommendations to various stakeholders; to follow-up on previous recommendations; and to identify and highlight good practices.

Country visits are undertaken only at the invitation of Governments. However, the Special Rapporteur may solicit invitations by communicating with relevant Government officials.

During such country visits, the Special Rapporteur meets with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local authorities, civil society organisations, academics, as well as communities and individual victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

At the end of country visits, the Special Rapporteur generally holds a press conference during which preliminary observations and recommendations are shared. The Special Rapporteurs’ final observations and recommendations are published in so-called country visit reports. These reports are presented annually to the Human Rights Council during its June session.

Completed visits


Year

Country

Press release/
Statement

Report

Comments from the State

2018

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (April-May 2018)

Press release
Statement (Word version)

Forthcoming (June 2019)

 

2016

Fiji (December 2016)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/35/41/Add.3

 

Australia (November-December 2016)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/35/41/Add.2

A/HRC/35/41/Add.4

Argentina (May 2016)

Press release E S C
Statement
E S  C

A/HRC/35/41/Add.1

A/HRC/35/41/Add.5

2015

Greece (May 2015)

Press release E C
Statement
E C

A/HRC/32/50/Add.1

 

2014

Republic of Korea (September-October 2014)

Press release
E C
Statement
E C

A/HRC/29/46/Add.1

 

2013

Mauritania (September 2013)

Press release
E F C
Statement
E F  C

A/HRC/26/49/Add.1 and Annex

 

Spain (January 2013)

Press release
E  S C
Statement
E S C

A/HRC/20/56/Add.2

A/HRC/20/56/Add.3

2012

Bolivia (September 2012)

Press release
E  S  C
Statement
E S  C

A/HRC/23/56/Add.1

 

2011

Hungary (2011)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/20/33/Add.1

 

2010

Singapore (April 2010)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/17/40/Add.2

 

2009

United Arab Emirates (October 2009)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/14/43/Add.3

 

Germany (June 2009)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/14/43/Add.2

 

2008

United States of America (May-June 2008)

Press release
Statement

A/HRC/11/36/Add.3

 

Mauritania (January 2008)

Press release

A/HRC/11/36/Add.2
French version

 

2007

Dominican Republic (October 2007)

Press release/ Statement
E S

A/HRC/7/19/Add.5

 

Lithuania (September 2007)

Pres release

A/HRC/7/19/Add.4

 

Latvia (September 2007)

Pres release

A/HRC/7/19/Add.3

 

Estonia (September 2007)

Pres release

A/HRC/7/19/Add.2

 

2006

Italy (October 2006)

Press release

A/HRC/4/19/Add.4

 

Russian Federation (June 2006)

Press release

A/HRC/4/19/Add.3

 

Switzerland (January 2006)

Press release
E F

A/HRC/4/19/Add.2

 

2005

Brazil (October 2005)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2006/16/Add.3

 

Japan (July 2005)

Press release

E/CN.4/2006/16/Add.2

 

2004

Nicaragua (July 2004)

-

E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.6

 

Honduras (July 2004)

-

E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.5

 

Côte d’Ivoire (February 2004)

Press release
F

E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.3

 

Guatemala (June 2004)

-

E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.2

 

2003

Colombia (October 2003)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.3

 

Canada (September 2003)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.2

 

Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana (July 2003)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.1

 

2001

Australia (May 2001)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2002/24/Add.1

 

1999

Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania (September 1999)

Press release
E F

E/CN.4/2000/16/Add.1

 

1998

South Africa (March 1998)

-

E/CN.4/1999/15/Add.1

 

1996

Kuwait (November 1996)

-

E/CN.4/1997/71/Add.2

 

Colombia (July 1996)

-

E/CN.4/1997/71/Add.1

 

1995

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (November 1995)

-

E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.4

 

France (October 1995)

-

E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.3

 

Germany (September 1995)

-

E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.2

 

Brazil (June 1995)

-

E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.1

 

1994

United States of America (October 1994)

-

E/CN.4/1995/78/Add.1

 


Invitations received/Accepted visit requests

  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Poland
  • Qatar

Outstanding visit requests

  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana  
  • Dominican Republic
  • India
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa  
  • Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia  
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America

Postponed/ Cancelled visits

  • Colombia
  • Malaysia
  • Nicaragua

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Contact the Special Rapporteur

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Email: racism@ohchr.org

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