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Country visits

Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

UN independent experts regularly undertake country visits to report on human rights issues. Country visits provide the Special Rapporteur with important opportunities to examine progress and obstacles to the enjoyment of human rights.

Country visits usually last about two weeks and include meetings between the Special Rapporteur and individuals, government officials, members of the legislature and judiciary, state institutions, civil society organizations, and academics. At the conclusion of such country visits, the Special Rapporteur presents a detailed statement of his initial findings. Read more about country visits.

The Special Rapporteur and his predecessors have undertaken country visits since 1996, as summarized in the table below.

Forthcoming visits

Date of visit Country
29 July - 9 August 2024 Chile

Country visits

Year of visit Country visited Report symbol number
2023 Mongolia Report forthcoming June 2024
2023 Montenegro Report forthcoming June 2024
2022 Plurinational State of Bolivia A/HRC/50/36/Add.1
2019 Uzbekistan (September 2019) A/HRC/44/47/Add.1
  Honduras (August 2019) A/HRC/44/47/Add.2
2017 Poland (October 2017) A/HRC/38/38/Add.1
2016 Sri Lanka (April/May 2016) A/HRC/35/31/Add.1
2015 Guinea-Bissau (October) A/HRC/32/34/Add.1
2015 Portugal (January/February) A/HRC/29/26/Add.4
2014 Tunisia (November/December) A/HRC/29/26/Add.3
2014 United Arab Emirates (January/February) A/HRC/29/26/Add.2
2014 Qatar (January) A/HRC/29/26/Add.1
2013 Russian Federation (April) A/HRC/26/32/Add.1
2013 Maldives (February) A/HRC/23/43/Add.3
2012 El Salvador (November) A/HRC/23/43/Add.1
2012 Pakistan (May) A/HRC/23/43/Add.2
2011 Turkey (October) A/HRC/20/19/Add.3
2011 Romania (May) A/HRC/20/19/Add.1
2011 Bulgaria (May) A/HRC/20/19/Add.2
2010 Mozambique (August and December) A/HRC/17/30/Add.2
2010 Mexico (October) A/HRC/17/30/Add.3
2009 Colombia (December) A/HRC/14/26/Add.2
2009 Guatemala (January and May follow-up visit) A/HRC/11/41/Add.3
2008 Russian Federation (May) A/HRC/11/41/Add.2
2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo (April) A/HRC/8/4/Add.2
2007 Maldives (February) A/HRC/4/25/Add.2
2005 Kyrgyzstan (September) E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.3
2005 Tajikistan (September) E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.4
2005 Ecuador (July – follow-up visit) E/CN.4/2006/52/Add.2
2005 Ecuador (March) E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.4
2004 Brazil (October) E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.3
2004 Kazakhstan (July) E/CN.4/2005/60/Add.2
2002 Italy (November – follow-up visit) E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.4
2002 Saudi Arabia (October) E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.3
2002 Indonesia (July) E/CN.4/2003/65/Add.2
2002 Italy (March) E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.3
2001 Mexico (May) E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.1
2001 Guatemala (May – follow-up visit) E/CN.4/2002/72/Add.2
2000 Slovak Republic (November) E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.3
2000 Belarus (June) E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.1
2000 South Africa (May) E/CN.4/2001/65/Add.2
1999 Guatemala (August) E/CN.4/2000/61/Add.1
1997 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (October) E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.4
1997 Belgium (October) E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.3
1996 Colombia (September) E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.2
1996 Peru (September) E/CN.4/1998/39/Add.1
 

Visit requests (first request/reminders)

Angola (2008)
Argentina (2011/2014)
Azerbaijan (2008)
Bangladesh (2007/2012)
Burundi (2010)
Cambodia (2006)
Cameroon (2017)
China (2011/2013, 2014, 2015)
Cuba (1995/1996, 1999)
Ecuador (2015)
Egypt (1999/2000, 2014, 2015)
Equatorial Guinea (2002)
Fiji (2007/2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
France (2014)
Georgia (2008/2010)
Germany (2014)
Greece (2001, 2013/2014)
Holy See (2013)
Honduras (2017)
India (2011/2014)
Iran (2006/2008, 2011, 2015)
Iraq (2008/2014)
Italy (2013)
Jordan (2017)
Kenya (2000/2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Lebanon (2015/2017)
Liberia (2010)
Malaysia (2011)
Morocco (2017)
Myanmar (2009/2012)
Nepal (2011/2012, 2014)
Nigeria (1995/1996, 2004, 2005, 2008)
Philippines (2006/2011, 2012, 2014)
Poland (2017)
Spain (2014)
Swaziland (2012)
Togo (2012)
Turkey (2017)
Turkmenistan (1996/2003, 2004)
Ukraine (2013)
United States of America (2012/2013, 2014)
Uzbekistan (1996/2003, 2004, 2008)
Venezuela (2011/2014, 2015)
Zambia (2012)
Zimbabwe (2000/2001, 2012)

Invitations extended to the Special Rapporteur/requests accepted

Azerbaijan (2008)
Burundi (2010)
Chad (2016)
France (2014)
Georgia (2010)
Germany (2014)
Greece (2014)
Honduras (2011)
Iraq (2014)
Kenya (2014)
Morocco (2014)
Nepal (2014)
Paraguay (2016)
Spain (2014)
United States of America (2014)