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Country visits

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Country visits provide an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants to better understand the human rights situation of migrants in that country through a direct dialogue with the Government concerned, representatives of civil society and migrants themselves.

Discussions conducted during such visits enable the Special Rapporteur to enhance his/her understanding of national legislation, policies and practices affecting migrants, with a view to issuing specific recommendations to promote and protect the human rights of migrants, taking into account the social, political and historical context in each country.

Visits are undertaken only at the invitation of a Government. However, the Special Rapporteur may solicit an invitation, based on factors such as the scope and gravity of the allegations received, and the potential impact that the mission may have on the human rights of migrants. Learn more about the country visits of Special Procedures.

Visit the Special Procedures country visit database with searches available for past visits, upcoming visits and requested visits by mandate and by country.

Completed visits

Year Country End of visit statement / press release Report on the visit Comments from concerned State
2023
(20 to 31 January)
Bangladesh Statement
Press release
A/HRC/53/26/ADD.3  
2022
(12 to 25 July)
Poland and Belarus (the situation at the border between Poland and Belarus) Statement
English | русский | Polish polski

Press release
A/HRC/53/26/ADD.1
A/HRC/53/26/ADD.2
A/HRC/53/26/ADD.4
A/HRC/53/26/ADD.5
2019
(24 September to 1 October)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Statement
Press release
A/HRC/44/42/Add.2 A/HRC/44/42/Add.3
2019
(10 to 17 July)
Hungary Statement
Press release
A/HRC/44/42/Add.1 A/HRC/44/42/Add.4
2018
(1 to 8 October)
Niger Statement
Press release
A/HRC/41/38/Add.1  
2018
(29 January to 5 February)
Nepal Statement
Press release
A/HRC/38/41/Add.1  
2016
(3 to 10 May)
Angola   A/HRC/35/25/Add.1 A/HRC/35/25/Add.5
(Spanish only)
2016
(12 to 16 May)
Greece   A/HRC/35/25/Add.2  
2016
(1 to 18 November)
Australia and the regional processing centres in Nauru   A/HRC/35/25/Add.3 A/HRC/35/25/Add.4
(English only)
2014
(6 to 10 December)
Malta   A/HRC/29/36/Add.3  
2014
(2 to 6 December)
Italy (follow-up visit)   A/HRC/29/36/Add.2  
2014
(19 to 26 May)
Sri Lanka   A/HRC/29/36/Add.1  
2013
(3 to 10 November)
Qatar   A/HRC/26/35/Add.1  
2012
(25 November - 3 December)
Greece   A/HRC/23/46/Add.4  
2012
(30 September to 8 October)
Italy   A/HRC/23/46/Add.3  
2012
(25 to 30 June)
Turkey   A/HRC/23/46/Add.2  
2012
(3 to 8 June)
Tunisia   A/HRC/23/46/Add.1  
2012
(7 to 9 May)
European Union (Brussels)      
2011
(5 to 13 December)
Albania   A/HRC/20/24/Add.1  
2011
(24 January to 1 February)
South Africa   A/HRC/17/33/Add.4  
2010
(23 to 31 March)
Japan   A/HRC/17/33/Add.3  
2009
(17 to 21 August)
Senegal   A/HRC/17/33/Add.2  
2009
(21 to 26 June)
The United Kingdom   A/HRC/14/30/Add.3  
2009
(15 to 20 June)
Romania   A/HRC/14/30/Add.2  
2008
(24 to 28 March)
Guatemala   A/HRC/11/7/Add.3  
2008
(9 to 15 March)
Mexico   A/HRC/11/7/Add.2  
2007
(30 April to 18 May)
The United States of America   A/HRC/7/12/Add.2  
2006 (December) Indonesia   A/HRC/4/24/Add.3  
2006 (December) The Republic of Korea   A/HRC/4/24/Add.2  
2005
(February)
Burkina Faso   E/CN.4/2006/73/Add.2  
2004
(September)
Peru   E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.4  
2004
(June)
Italy   E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.3  
2004
(February)
Iran   E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.2  
2003
(October)
Morocco   E/CN.4/2004/76/Add.3  
2003 (September) Spain   E/CN.4/2004/76/Add.2  
2002
(May)
Philippines   E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.4  
2002
(March)
Border between Mexico and the United States of America   E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.3/Corr.1  
2002
(February)
Mexico   E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.2  
2001
(November)
Ecuador   E/CN.4/2002/94/Add.1  
2000
(September)
Canada   E/CN.4/2001/83/Add.1  

Visits requested

The table below, in alphabetical order by country, provides details on outstanding requests for country visits.

Country Proposed visit date Visit Status Comment
Algeria 2019 Reminder Reminder sent in February 2019
Colombia 2022 Reminder Reminder sent in September 2022
Côte d'Ivoire 2019 Requested Request sent in February 2019
El Salvador 2021 Requested Request sent in March 2020
Gambia 2022 Requested Request sent in November 2021
Kazakhstan 2019 Requested  
Kuwait 2019 Postponed by the State  
Libya 2019 Accepted  
Malaysia 2019 Reminder Reminder sent in February 2019
Mexico 2022 Postponed by the State  
Morocco 2019 Requested Request sent in February 2019
Qatar 2022 Requested  
Saudi Arabia 2019 Reminder Reminder sent in February 2019
Singapore 2022 Reminder Reminder sent in May 2022
South Africa 2018 Reminder Reminder sent in December 2018
United Republic of Tanzania 2017 Postponed by the mandate holder  
United States of America 2022 Reminder Reminder sent in November 2021