Country visits

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

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

The Special Rapporteur and his predecessors have undertaken country visits since 1998, as summarised in the table below.

Country

Mission dates

Civil society input

Press release/Press statement

Report

Spain27 January to 7 February 2020 Questionnaire and submissions receivedEnd-of-mission statement (English | Spanish)

Press release (English | Spanish)

Video of the press conference (English | Spanish)
A/HRC/44/40/Add.2
Malaysia13 to 23 August 2019 Questionnaire and submissions receivedEnd-of-mission statement (English | Malay)

Press release (English | Malay)
A/HRC/44/40/Add.1
Lao People’s Democratic Republic18-28 March 2019 Questionnaire and submissions received End-of-mission statement (English | Lao)

Press release (English | Lao)

Video of the press conference
A/HRC/41/39/Add.2
Unofficial Lao version
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland5-16 November 2018 Questionnaire and submissions received End-of-mission statement

Press release

Video of the press conference
A/HRC/41/39/Add.1
Ghana 9-18 April 2018 Questionnaire and submissions received End-of-mission statement

Press release
A/HRC/38/33/Add.2
United States of America 1-15 December 2017 Questionnaire and submissions received End-of-mission statement

Press release
A/HRC/38/33/Add.1
Saudi Arabia 8-19 January 2017 End-of-mission statement (Arabic | English)

Press release (Arabic | English)
A/HRC/35/26/Add.3
China15-23 August 2016  End-of-mission statement (Chinese | English)

Press release (Chinese | English)
A/HRC/35/26/Add.2
Mauritania2-11 May 2016  End-of-mission statement (Arabic | English | French)

Press release ( Arabic | English | French)
A/HRC/35/26/Add.1
Romania2-11 November 2015  End-of-mission statement (English | Romanian)

Press release (English | Romanian)
A/HRC/32/31/Add.2
Chile16-24 March 2015  End-of-mission statement (English | Spanish)

Press release (English | Spanish)
A/HRC/32/31/Add.1
Guinea-Bissau23 February-1 March 2014  Press statement (English | Portuguese)

Press release (English | Portuguese)
A/HRC/29/31/Add.1
The Republic of Moldova8-14 September 2013  Press statement (English | Romanian)

Press release (English | Romanian | Russian)
A/HRC/26/28/Add.2
Unofficial Romanian version
Mozambique8-16 April 2013  Press statement (English | Portuguese)

Press release (English | Portuguese)
A/HRC/26/28/Add.1
Mongolia2-7 December 2012  Press statement

Press release
A/HRC/23/36/Add.2
Unofficial Mongolian version
Namibia1-8 October 2012  Press statement

Press release
A/HRC/23/36/Add.1
Paraguay11-16 December 2011  Press statement Spanish

Press release (Spanish | Guarani)

Submission to HRC 20th session
Spanish (PDF)
A/HRC/20/25/Add.2
Timor-Leste13-18 November 2011  Press statement

Press release (English | Tetum | Portuguese)

Submission to HRC 20th session
English (PDF)
A/HRC/20/25/Add.1
Ireland10-15 January 2011  Press statement A/HRC/17/34/Add.2
Viet Nam23-31 August 2010  Press release A/HRC/17/34/Add.1
Bangladesh 3-10 December 2009   Information note

Press release

Press statement
A/HRC/15/55
Zambia 20 and 28 August 2009   Information note

Press release

Press statement

Submission to HRC 14th Session
A/HRC/14/31/Add.1
Ecuador November 2008   Information note
Press release Spanish

Press statement Spanish

Submission to HRC 11th Session
English | Spanish
A/HRC/11/9/Add.1
United States of America October 2005   Press release E/CN.4/2006/43/Add.1
Sudan November 2004   Press release E/CN.4/2004/43
Yemen October 2003   E/CN.4/2004/43/Add.1
Dominican Republic December 2002   E/CN.4/2003/52/Add.1
Bolivia May 2001   E/CN.4/2002/55
Benin August 2001   E/CN.4/2002/55
Portugal October 1998   E/CN.4/1999/48
Bulgaria November 1998   E/CN.4/1999/48
Yemen November 1998   E/CN.4/1999/48
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