Follow-up analysis of official country visits


The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, has conducted two official country visits per year to examine the situation of the realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. The Special Rapporteur is seeking to enhance the effectiveness of his country visit by undertaking a follow-up analysis focused on the implementation of recommendations elaborated in the country visit reports.

Consultation process

Follow-up to reports is of central importance to the cooperation and dialogue between the Special Rapporteur and States. For this purpose, the Special Rapporteur is requesting information from the Government(s) concerned, from civil society, and from other stakeholders, in order to assess the status of implementation of the recommendations made following country visits. A questionnaire is used as the tool for the purpose of obtaining the information necessary to enable the Special Rapporteur to evaluate the extent to which recommendations have been implemented.


In the first half of 2018, the Special Rapporteur commenced the follow-up analysis of the first five country visits undertaken since 2015. As the initial stage of the follow-up analysis, the Special Rapporteur has undertaken a research on the recent developments related to his recommendations elaborated in the report in a form of a preliminary analysis. Following the consultation process, the Special Rapporteur will present his final analysis on the implementation of recommendation by the Government(s) concerned in the second half of 2018.

Future work

The Special Rapporteur intends to continue the follow-up analysis of all the official country visits undertaken by him as well as those undertaken by the former Special Rapporteur.

9 to 17 November 2015

4 to 12 August 2015

El Salvador
11 to 18 May 2016

5 to 13 December 2016

2 to 12 May 2017