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.
Country Visits Requested
The Special Rapporteur has requested visits to the following countries:
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), Mexico (2016), Nigeria (2015), Pakistan (2015), Rwanda (2014), Swaziland (2015), Saudi Arabia (2015), Sri Lanka (2016), Thailand (2015), United Arab Emirates (2014), Venezuela (2015), Vietnam (2015), Uganda (2015), Uzbekistan (2015) and Zimbabwe (2015).
Visits Conducted by Past Rapporteurs
|2013||Montenegro; Macedonia; Italy|
|2011||Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory; Mission to Algeria|
|2010||Mexico; Republic of Korea|
|2007||Honduras; Ukraine; Azerbaijan|
|2004||Serbia and Montenegro; Colombia; Cote d’Ivoire; Italy|
|2003||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|1999||Tunisia; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Ireland; Sudan|
|1997||Poland; Republic of Belarus|
|1996||Turkey; Islamic Republic of Iran|
|1995||Republic of Korea|
|1994||Malawi (Chapter III)|