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Standing Invitations

A standing invitation is an open invitation extended by a Government to all thematic special procedures. By extending a standing invitation States announce that they will always accept requests to visit from all special procedures. As of 30 July 2016, the following 115 Member States and 1 non-Member Observer State have extended a standing invitation to thematic special procedures.

Specific country related information on visits requested and conducted by special procedures mandate holders is available under country visits since 1998. A table with percentages on regional representation relating to standing invitations is available here.

Map of the Standing Invitations
 

Countries

Date

Countries

Date
ALB Albania2 December 2009 LBY Libya15 March 2012
AND Andorra3 November 2010 LIE Liechtenstein21 January 2003
ARG Argentina3 December 2002 LTU LithuaniaMarch 2001
ARM Armenia1 May 2006 LUX LuxembourgMarch 2001
AUS Australia7 August 2008 MDG Madagascar26 August 2011
AUT AustriaMarch 2001 MWI Malawi7 September 2015
AZE Azerbaijan15 April 2013 MDV Maldives2 May 2006
BHS Bahamas6 June 2013 MLT MaltaMarch 2001
BEL BelgiumMarch 2001 MHL Marshall Islands4 March 2011
BEN Benin31 October 2012 MEX MexicoMarch 2001
BOL Bolivia10 February 2010 MCO Monaco22 October 2008
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina7 May 2010 MNG Mongolia9 April 2004
BRA Brazil10 December 2001 MNE Montenegro11 October 2005
BGR BulgariaMarch 2001 NRU Nauru30 May 2011
BDI Burundi6 June 2013 NLD NetherlandsMarch 2001
CMR Cameroon15 September 2014 NZL New Zealand3 February 2004
CAN CanadaApril 1999 NIC Nicaragua26 April 2006
CPV Cape Verde26 April 2013 NER Niger21 August 2012
CAF Central African Republic3 September 2013 NGA Nigeria25 October 2013
TCD Chad1 June 2012 NOR Norway26 March 1999
CHL Chile12 May 2009 PSE Occupied Palestinian Territory (non-Member Observer State)30 July 2014
COL Colombia17 March 2003 PLW Palau3 May 2011
CRI Costa Rica2002 PAN Panama14 March 2011
CRO Croatia13 March 2003 PNG Papua New Guinea11 May 2011
CYP CyprusMarch 2001 PRY Paraguay28 March 2003
CZE Czech RepublicSeptember 2000 PER Peru3 April 2002
DNK DenmarkMarch 2001 POL PolandMarch 2001
DMA Dominica9 December 2009 PRT PortugalMarch 2001
ECU Ecuador9 January 2003 QAT Qatar1 June 2010
SLV El Salvador9 February 2010 KOR Republic of Korea3 March 2008
EST EstoniaMarch 2001 MDA Republic of Moldova2 June 2010
FJI Fiji17 March 2015 ROU RomaniaMarch 2001
FIN FinlandMarch 2001 RWA Rwanda27 June 2011
FRA FranceMarch 2001 WSM Samoa14 February 2011
GAB Gabon29 October 2012 SMR San Marino3 April 2003
GEO Georgia30 March 2010 STP Sao Tome and Principe2 February 2011
DEU GermanyMarch 2001 SRB Serbia11 October 2005
GHA Ghana21 April 2006 SYC Seychelles5 November 2012
GRC GreeceMarch 2001 SLE Sierra Leone7 April 2003
GTM GuatemalaApril 2001 SVK SlovakiaMarch 2001
GNB Guinea-Bissau7 May 2010 SVN SloveniaMarch 2001
HND Honduras12 May 2010 SLB Solomon Islands6 May 2011
HUN HungaryMarch 2001 ZAF South Africa17 July 2003
ISL IcelandSeptember 2000 ESP SpainMarch 2001
IND India14 September 2011 LKA Sri Lanka17 December 2015
IRN Iran (Islamic Republic of)24 July 2002 SWE SwedenMarch 2001
IRQ Iraq16 February 2010 CHE Switzerland1 April 2002
IRL IrelandMarch 2001 THA Thailand4 November 2011
ITA ItalyMarch 2001 MKD The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia13 October 2004
JPN Japan1 March 2011 TON Tonga25 January 2013
JOR Jordan20 April 2006 TUN Tunisia28 February 2011
KAZ Kazakhstan28 July 2009 TUR TurkeyMarch 2001
KEN Kenya22 January 2015 TUV Tuvalu26 April 2013
KWT Kuwait13 September 2010 UKR Ukraine23 June 2006
LVA LatviaMarch 2001 GBR United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandMarch 2001
LBN Lebanon17 March 2011 URY Uruguay18 March 2005
LSO Lesotho21 January 2015 VUT Vanuatu12 May 2009
LBR Liberia25 September 2015 ZMB Zambia16 July 2008