On-site visits are an essential component of the Special Rapporteur’s mandate in order to assess in greater detail the state of protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and, where appropriate, to make recommendations for its improvement.

Recent visits

Tajikistan (3-9 March 2016) – StatementPreliminary observations – full report in June 2017
Japan (12-19 April 2016) – Statement – Preliminary observations – full report in June 2017
Turkey (14-18 November 2016) – StatementPreliminary observations – full report in June 2017

Request for country visits

Angola (2015), Azerbaijan (2015), Bahrain (2014), Belarus (2015), Bangladesh (2014), Cuba (2015), China (2015), Eritrea (2015), Ethiopia (2015), Egypt (2015), Indonesia (2014), Jordan (2014), Kenya (2015), Kuwait (2014), Liberia (2015), Malaysia (2014), Nigeria (2015), Pakistan (2015), Rwanda (2014), Swaziland (2015), Saudi Arabia (2015), Thailand (2015), United Arab Emirates (2014), Venezuela (2015), Vietnam (2015), Uganda (2015), Uzbekistan (2015) and Zimbabwe (2015).

YEAR REPORT
2013 Montenegro; Macedonia; Italy
2012 Honduras
2011 Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory; Mission to Algeria
2010 Mexico; Republic of Korea
2009 Maldives
2007 Honduras; Ukraine; Azerbaijan
2004  Serbia and Montenegro; Colombia; Cote d’Ivoire; Italy
2003 Islamic Republic of Iran
2002 Equatorial Guinea
2000  Argentina; Albania
1999 Tunisia; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Ireland; Sudan
1998 Hungary; Malaysia
1997 Poland; Republic of Belarus
1996 Turkey; Islamic Republic of Iran
1995 Republic of Korea
1994 Malawi (Chapter III)