Follow-up to country visits to Burundi, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Sri Lanka: Report


Issued by
Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Purpose
To inform his report on follow-up to country visit’s recommendations, to be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2021

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Fabián Salvioli, submits the present report in follow-up to the official visits undertaken by his predecessor to Burundi (2014), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2015 and 2016) and Sri Lanka (2017)

Summary

In the report, the Special Rapporteur assesses the status of implementation of the recommendations contained in the country visit reports and considers related developments that have taken place since the visit. Each country follow-up study is comprised of a narrative part assessing the developments in the country’s transitional justice agenda since the country visit, and a table assessing the status of implementation of the recommendations.

The Special Rapporteur undertook this exercise, coupled with another follow-up report on country visits to Tunisia, Uruguay and Spain (A/HRC/48/60/Add.1), in view of the restrictions imposed on travelling in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which did not allow for the conduct of country assessments through fact-finding visits.

The study is intended as a useful reference for States, civil society and other key stakeholders regarding the progress made and the areas which require further development.

To gather input for this report, in November and December 2020, the Special Rapporteur sent questionnaires to the States concerned, as well as other relevant actors, including United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and national and international human rights organizations. The Special Rapporteur also issued an open call for submissions, requesting input from civil society and other interested actors.

Inputs received

To obtain a broad representation of views for this report, the Special Rapporteur sent questionnaires to the States concerned, as well as other relevant actors, including United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and national and international human rights organizations. The Special Rapporteur also issued an open call for submissions, requesting input from civil society and other interested actors. The Special Rapporteur is grateful for the valuable contributions received.

Questionnaires on the status of implementation of the recommendations made in the country visit reports to Burundi, the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka