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Special procedures are mandated by the Human Rights Council to report to it on their activities.

Since September 2011, special procedures mandates have submitted a joint report on their communications to each regular session of the Human Rights Council. These periodic reports include short summaries of allegations communicated to States or other entities, with hyperlinks to the text of the communications sent and responses received.

The reports contain urgent appeals sent by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and joint urgent appeals sent by them together with other mandates. They do not contain other types of communications issued by these mandates, in accordance with their own distinctive procedures. These are reported exclusively in the annual reports of these two working groups.

Communications sent before 1 December 2010 and replies related to them are contained in addenda to the special procedures’ annual reports to the Human Rights Council. These communications reports are accessible on the webpages of thematic mandates.

Further statistical information on communications sent to States can be found in the annual Facts and Figures on Special Procedures.

HRC
SESSION
 
SYMBOL No.
OF REPORT
 
INCLUDES COMMUNICATIONS
SENT BETWEEN
INCLUDES REPLIES RECEIVED
BETWEEN
55th session
March 2023
A/HRC/55/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 2023 1 August to 31 January 2024
54th session
September 2023
A/HRC/54/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20231 May to 31 July 2023
53rd session
June 2023
A/HRC/53/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2022 to 28 February 20231 February to 30 April 2023
52nd session
March 2023
A/HRC/52/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20221 August 2021 to 31 January 2023
51th session
September 2022
A/HRC/51/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March 2022 to 31 May 20221 May to 31 July 2022
50th session
June 2022
A/HRC/50/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2021 to 28 February 20221 February to 30 April 2022
49th session
March 2022
A/HRC/49/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20211 August 2021 to 31 January 2022
48th session
June 2021
A/HRC/48/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20211 May to 31 July 2021
47th session
June 2021
A/HRC/47/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2020 to 28 February 20211 February to 30 April 2021
46th session
March 2021
A/HRC/46/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20201 August 2020 to 31 January 2021
45th session
September 2020
A/HRC/45/3
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20201 May to 31 July 2020
44th session
June 2020
A/HRC/44/59
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2019 to 29 February 20201 February to 30 April 2020
43rd session
March 2020
A/HRC/43/77
A/HRC/43/77/Corr.1
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20191 August 2019 to 31 January 2020
42nd session
September 2019
A/HRC/42/65
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20191 May to 31 July 2019
41st session
June 2019
A/HRC/41/56
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2018 - 28 February 20191 February to 30 April 2019
40th session
March 2019
A/HRC/40/79
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20181 August 2018 to 31 January 2019
39th session
September 2018
A/HRC/39/27
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20181 May to 31 July 2018
38th session
June 2018
A/HRC/38/54
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2017 to 28 February 20181 February to 30 April 2018
37th session
March 2018
A/HRC/37/80
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20171 August 2017 to 31 January 2018
36th session
September 2017
A/HRC/36/25
Communications sent
Replies received
1 March to 31 May 20171 May to 31 July 2017
35th session
June 2017
A/HRC/35/44
Communications sent
Replies received
1 December 2016 to 28 February 20171 February to 30 April 2017
34th session
March 2017
A/HRC/34/75
Communications sent
Replies received
1 June to 30 November 20161 August 2016 to 31 January 2017
33rd session
September 2016
A/HRC/33/32 A/HRC/33/32/Corr.11 March to 31 May 20161 May to 31 July 2016
32nd session
June 2016
A/HRC/32/531 December 2015 to 29 February 20161 February to 30 April 2016
31st session
March 2016
A/HRC/31/791 June to 30 November 20151 August 2015 to 31 January 2016
30th session
September 2015
A/HRC/30/271 March to 31 May 20151 May to 31 July 2015
29th session
June 2015
A/HRC/29/501 December 2014 to 28 February 20151 February to 30 April 2015
28th session
March 2015
A/HRC/28/851 June to 30 November 20141 August 2014 to 31 January 2015
27th session
September 2014
A/HRC/27/721 March to 31 May 20141 May to 31 July 2014
26th session
June 2014
A/HRC/26/211 December 2013 to 28 February 20141 February to 30 April 2014
25th session
March 2014
A/HRC/25/741 June to 30 November 20131 August 2013 to 31 January 2014
24th session
September 2013
A/HRC/24/211 March to 31 May 20131 May to 31 July 2013
23rd session
May 2013
A/HRC/23/511 December 2012 to 28 February 20131 February to 30 April 2013
22nd session
March 2013
A/HRC/22/67
A/HRC/22/67/Corr.1
A/HRC/22/67/Corr.2
1 June to 30 November 20121 August 2012 to 31 January 2013
21st session,
September 2012
A/HRC/21/4916 March to 31 May 201216 May to 31 July 2012
20th session,
June 2012
A/HRC/20/301 December 2011 to 15 March 20121 February 2012 to 15 May 2012
19th session,
March 2012
A/HRC/19/441 June 2011 to 30 Nov 20111 Aug 2011 to 31 Jan 2012
18th session,
Sept 2011
A/HRC/18/51
A/HRC/18/51/Corr.1
1 Dec 2010 to 31 May 20111 Feb 2011 to 31 July 2011