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Country visits

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism

The Special Rapporteur is mandated to undertake fact-finding country visits. These visits provide an opportunity to examine in detail the manifestation of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the ground; to make recommendations to various stakeholders; to follow-up on previous recommendations; and to identify and highlight good practices.

During such country visits, the Special Rapporteur meets with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local authorities, civil society organisations, academics, as well as communities and individual victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

At the end of country visits, the Special Rapporteur generally holds a press conference during which preliminary observations and recommendations are shared. The Special Rapporteurs’ final observations and recommendations are published in so-called country visit reports. These reports are presented annually to the Human Rights Council during its June session.

Completed visits

Year Country Press release/
Statement
Report Comments from the State
2023 United States of America Press release
Statement
   
2019 Qatar Press release | العربية
Statement
A/HRC/44/57/Add.1 A/HRC/44/57/Add.3
  The Netherlands Press release
Statement
A/HRC/44/57/Add.2  
2018 Morocco Press release | Français
Statement | Français
A/HRC/41/54/Add.1 A/HRC/41/54/Add.3
  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (April-May 2018) Press release
Statement (Word version)
A/HRC/41/54/Add.2 A/HRC/41/54/Add.4
2016 Fiji (December 2016) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/35/41/Add.3  
  Australia (November-December 2016) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/35/41/Add.2 A/HRC/35/41/Add.4
  Argentina (May 2016) Press release
English | Español | 中文
Statement
English | Español | 中文
A/HRC/35/41/Add.1 A/HRC/35/41/Add.5
2015 Greece (May 2015) Press release
English | 中文
Statement
English | 中文
A/HRC/32/50/Add.1  
2014 Republic of Korea (September-October 2014) Press release
English | 中文
Statement
English中文
A/HRC/29/46/Add.1  
2013 Mauritania (September 2013) Press release
English | Français | 中文
Statement
English | Français | 中文
A/HRC/26/49/Add.1 and Annex  
  Spain (January 2013) Press release
EnglishEspañol | 中文
Statement
English | Español | 中文
A/HRC/20/56/Add.2 A/HRC/20/56/Add.3
2012 Bolivia (September 2012) Press release
English | Español | 中文
Statement
English | Español | 中文
A/HRC/23/56/Add.1  
2011 Hungary (2011) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/20/33/Add.1  
2010 Singapore (April 2010) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/17/40/Add.2  
2009 United Arab Emirates (October 2009) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/14/43/Add.3  
  Germany (June 2009) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/14/43/Add.2  
2008 United States of America (May-June 2008) Press release
Statement
A/HRC/11/36/Add.3  
  Mauritania (January 2008) Press release A/HRC/11/36/Add.2
French version
 
2007 Dominican Republic (October 2007) Press release/ Statement
English | Español
A/HRC/7/19/Add.5  
  Lithuania (September 2007) Pres release A/HRC/7/19/Add.4  
  Latvia (September 2007) Pres release A/HRC/7/19/Add.3  
  Estonia (September 2007) Pres release A/HRC/7/19/Add.2  
2006 Italy (October 2006) Press release A/HRC/4/19/Add.4  
  Russian Federation (June 2006) Press release A/HRC/4/19/Add.3  
  Switzerland (January 2006) Press release
English | Français
A/HRC/4/19/Add.2  
2005 Brazil (October 2005) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2006/16/Add.3  
  Japan (July 2005) Press release E/CN.4/2006/16/Add.2  
2004 Nicaragua (July 2004) - E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.6  
  Honduras (July 2004) - E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.5  
  Côte d’Ivoire (February 2004) Press release
Français
E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.3  
  Guatemala (June 2004) - E/CN.4/2005/18/Add.2  
2003 Colombia (October 2003) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.3  
  Canada (September 2003) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.2  
  Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana (July 2003) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2004/18/Add.1  
2001 Australia (May 2001) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2002/24/Add.1  
1999 Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania (September 1999) Press release
English | Français
E/CN.4/2000/16/Add.1  
1998 South Africa (March 1998) - E/CN.4/1999/15/Add.1  
1996 Kuwait (November 1996) - E/CN.4/1997/71/Add.2  
  Colombia (July 1996) - E/CN.4/1997/71/Add.1  
1995 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (November 1995) - E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.4  
  France (October 1995) - E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.3  
  Germany (September 1995) - E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.2  
  Brazil (June 1995) - E/CN.4/1996/72/Add.1  
1994 United States of America (October 1994) - E/CN.4/1995/78/Add.1