Country visits

Sourroundings of Banfora (Burkina Faso). Association of migrant women returned to Burkina Faso from Côte d'Ivoire. February 2005 

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

Forthcoming visits

Mali (21 to 29 May 2018)

Visits requested

United States of America (2018)
Niger (2017)

For an overview of the status of country visits by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, kindly access the following links: search option by country / search option by mandate 

Visit undertaken and reports

Country/Year

Document number

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to NepalReport forthcoming
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to AngolaA/HRC/35/25/Add.1
A C E F R S
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to GreeceA/HRC/35/25/Add.2
A C E F R S
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to Australia and the regional processing centres in NauruA/HRC/35/25/Add.3
A C E F R S
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on his mission to Australia and the regional processing centres in Nauru: comments by the StateA/HRC/35/25/Add.4
E only
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants - Mission to Angola - Comments by StateA/HRC/35/25/Add.5
S only
Report on the mission to Malta (6-10 December 2014)A/HRC/29/36/Add.3
A CE FRS
Report on the Follow-up mission to Italy (2-6 December 2014)A/HRC/29/36/Add.2
A CE FRS
Mission to Sri Lanka (19-26 May 2014)A/HRC/29/36/Add.1
A CE FRS 
Mission to Qatar (3-10 November 2013) A/HRC/26/35/Add.1
Mission to Greece (25 November - 3 December 2012) A/HRC/23/46/Add.4
Mission to Italy (30 September - 8 October 2012) A/HRC/23/46/Add.3
Mission to Turkey (25 to 30 June 2012) A/HRC/23/46/Add.2
Mission to Tunisia (3 to 8 June 2012) A/HRC/23/46/Add.1
Mission to the European Union (Brussels 7 to 9 May 2012).
Mission to Albania (5-13 December 2011) - More information about this mission.... A/HRC/20/24/Add.1
Mission to South Africa (24 January-1 February 2011) A/HRC/17/33/Add.4
Mission to Japan (23-31 March 2010) A/HRC/17/33/Add.3
Mission to Senegal (17-21 August 2009) A/HRC/17/33/Add.2
Mission to the United Kingdom (21-26 June 2009) A/HRC/14/30/Add.3
Mission to Romania (15-20 June 2009) A/HRC/14/30/Add.2
Mission to Guatemala (24-28 March 2008) A/HRC/11/7/Add.3
Mission to Mexico 9-15 March 2008 A/HRC/11/7/Add.2
Mission to the United States of America 30 April-18 May 2007 A/HRC/7/12/Add.2
Indonesia (December 2006) A/HRC/4/24/Add.3
South Korea (December 2006) A/HRC/4/24/Add.2
Burkina Faso (February 2005) E/CN.4/2006/73/Add.2
Peru (September 2004) E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.4
Italy (June 2004) E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.3
Iran (February 2004) E/CN.4/2005/85/Add.2
Morocco (October 2003) E/CN.4/2004/76/Add.3
Spain (September 2003) E/CN.4/2004/76/Add.2
Philippines (May 2002) E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.4
Border between Mexico and the United States of America (March 2002) E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.3/Corr.1
Mexico (February 2002) E/CN.4/2003/85/Add.2
Ecuador (November 2001) E/CN.4/2002/94/Add.1
Canada (September 2000) E/CN.4/2001/83/Add.1

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