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Country visits

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Country visits constitute an opportunity for the Working Group, through a direct dialogue with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government concerned, representatives of civil society and detainees, to understand better the situation prevailing in that country, as well as the underlying reasons for instances of arbitrary deprivation of liberty or best practices preventing arbitrary detention from occurring. Country visits take place on the basis of an invitation from the Government concerned. More about country visits of the Special Procedures.

Read more about the Working Group’s county visit procedure: Terms of reference for Country Visits by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

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Further resources

3 - 14 October 2022 Mongolia A/HRC/54/51/Add.2  
4 - 15 July 2022 Botswana A/HRC/54/51/Add.1  
29 November - 9 December 2021 Maldives A/HRC/51/29/Add.1  
2 - 13 December 2019 Greece A/HRC/45/16/Add.1  
3 - 14 November 2019 Qatar A/HRC/45/16/Add.2 A/HRC/45/16/Add.3
Unofficial translation
14 - 25 January 2019 Bhutan A/HRC/42/39/Add.1  
12 - 16 November 2018 Hungary A/HRC/42/39  
4 - 15 December 2017 Sri Lanka A/HRC/39/45/Add.2  
8 - 18 May 2017 Argentina A/HRC/39/45/Add.1  
11 - 24 October 2016 United States of America A/HRC/36/37/Add.2  
16 - 25 May 2016 Azerbaijan A/HRC/36/37/Add.1 A/HRC/36/37/Add.3
23 - 25 June 2015 Malta Follow-up visit A/HRC/33/50/Add.1  
12 - 14 November 2014 Germany Follow-up visit A/HRC/30/36/Add.1  
7 - 9 July 2014 Italy Follow-up visit A/HRC/30/36/Add.3  
24 March - 7 April 2014 New Zealand A/HRC/30/36/Add.2  
9 - 18 December 2013 Morocco A/HRC/27/48/Add.5  
23 September - 2 October 2013 Hungary A/HRC/27/48/Add.4  
18 - 28 March 2013 Brazil A/HRC/27/48/Add.3  
21 - 31 January 2013 Greece A/HRC/27/48/Add.2  
23 January - 1 February 2012 El Salvador A/HRC/22/44/Add.2  
26 September - 5 October 2011 Germany A/HRC/19/57/Add.3  
15 - 24 June 2011 Georgia A/HRC/19/57/Add.2  
6 - 15 September 2010 Armenia A/HRC/16/47/Add.3  
7 - 17 June 2010 Malaysia A/HRC/16/47/Add.2  
5 - 15 September 2009 Senegal A/HRC/13/30/Add.3  
19 - 23 January 2009 Malta A/HRC/13/30/Add.2  
3 - 14 November 2008 Italy A/HRC/10/21/Add.5  
22 October - 5 November 2008 Ukraine A/HRC/10/21/Add.4  
1 - 10 October 2008 Colombia A/HRC/10/21/Add.3
19 February - 3 March 2008 Mauritania A/HRC/10/21/Add.2  
17 - 27 September 2007 Angola A/HRC/7/4/Add.4  
8 - 13 July 2007 Equatorial Guinea A/HRC/7/4/Add.3  
22 April - 2 May 2007 Norway A/HRC/7/4/Add.2  
9 - 20 October 2006 Turkey A/HRC/4/40/Add.5  
23 - 31 May 2006 Honduras A/HRC/4/40/Add.4  
15 - 23 May 2006 Nicaragua A/HRC/4/40/Add.3  
12 - 22 February 2006 Ecuador A/HRC/4/40/Add.2  
September 2005 South Africa E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.3  
June 2005 Canada E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.2  
September 2004 China (People's Republic of) Follow-up visit E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.4  
August 2004 Belarus E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.3  
February 2004 Latvia E/CN.4/2005/6/Add.2  
September 2003 Argentina E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.3  
February 2003 Iran,Islamic Republic of E/CN.4/2004/3/Add.2 and
Corr.1
 
November 2002 Mexico E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.3  
June 2002 Australia E/CN.4/2003/8/Add.2  
October 2001 Bahrain E/CN.4/2002/77/Add.2  
February 1999 Indonesia E/CN.4/2000/4/Add.2  
October 1998 Romania E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.4  
September 1988 United Kingdom E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.3  
February 1998 Peru E/CN.4/1999/63/Add.2  
October 1997 China E/CN.4/1998/44/Add.2  
July 1996 China (preparatory mission) E/CN.4/1997/4 
(paras.23-35)
 
April 1996 Bhutan Follow-up visit E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.3  
Nepal E/CN.4/1997/4/Add.2  
October 1994 Vietnam E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.4  
Bhutan E/CN.4/1995/31/Add.3  

Requests for Visits

Algeria
Argentina (follow-up visit)
China
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Egypt
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
India
Indonesia
Israel
Japan
Kenya
Malaysia
Mexico
Morocco
Nauru
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam