Call for inputs - Follow up to country visits to Tunisia, Uruguay, Spain, Burundi, the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, and Sri Lanka



Deadline
20 January 2021
Issued by
Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Purpose
To inform his report on follow-up to country visit’s recommendations, to be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2021


Objective of the report

Through an upcoming follow-up report to be presented at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur will study the extent to which recommendations made pursuant to selected country visits have been implemented, and consider any other developments connected to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence that may have taken place since the visit.
Six country visits have been selected, based on the following considerations:

  • A reasonable amount of time has elapsed since the visit to allow steps to be taken to implement recommendations made
  • Existing or continuing concerns connected to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation or and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • Communications sent by the Special Rapporteur, either alone or together with other mandate holders related to the mandate
  • Exceptional events with implications for the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence for gross violations of human rights and humanitarian law taken place in the country

The mandate holder has prepared questionnaires for States and other relevant actors, including UN agencies, funds and programmes and international and national human rights organizations, to gather inputs to inform the report.

The follow-up report aims at shedding a broad light on country visits undertaken by the mandate, enabling conclusions to be drawn about the impact of those visits as well as the manner in which the recommendations made by the Special Rapporteur have been taken up by stakeholders, and implemented by authorities and other relevant actors. A further aim is to reopen dialogue with relevant actors within the selected countries for the purpose of further promoting the adoption of a comprehensive transitional justice process in compliance with international standards.

The questionnaires on the status of implementation of the recommendations made in the country visit reports to Tunisia, Uruguay, Spain, Burundi, the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka.

How and where to submit inputs

Responses to the questionnaires should be submitted by 20 January 2021 to srtruthcalls@ohchr.org

E-mail address
E-mail subject line
Inputs to follow up report – country name (indicate the relevant country)

How inputs will be used

All submissions received will be published on OHCHR websites, except confidentiality is explicitly requested.