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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 19 October 2021, the following 127 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
AFG Afghanistan15 August 2017 LTU LithuaniaMarch 2001
ALB Albania2 December 2009 LUX LuxembourgMarch 2001
AND Andorra3 November 2010 MDG Madagascar26 August 2011
ARG Argentina3 December 2002 MWI Malawi7 September 2015
ARM Armenia1 May 2006 MYS Malaysia26 February 2019
AUS Australia7 August 2008 MDV Maldives2 May 2006
AUT AustriaMarch 2001 MLT MaltaMarch 2001
AZE Azerbaijan15 April 2013 MHL Marshall Islands4 March 2011
BHS Bahamas6 June 2013 MEX MexicoMarch 2001
BEL BelgiumMarch 2001 MCO Monaco22 October 2008
BEN Benin31 October 2012 MNG Mongolia9 April 2004
BOL Bolivia10 February 2010 MNE Montenegro11 October 2005
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina7 May 2010 MOZ Mozambique12 April 2016
BWA Botswana2 May 2018 NRU Nauru30 May 2011
BRA Brazil10 December 2001 NLD NetherlandsMarch 2001
BGR BulgariaMarch 2001 NZL New Zealand3 February 2004
BDI Burundi6 June 2013 NIC Nicaragua26 April 2006
CPV Cabo Verde26 April 2013 NER Niger21 August 2012
CMR Cameroon15 September 2014 NGA Nigeria25 October 2013
CAN CanadaApril 1999 MKD North Macedonia13 October 2004
CAF Central African Republic3 September 2013 NOR Norway26 March 1999
TCD Chad1 June 2012 PLW Palau3 May 2011
CHL Chile12 May 2009 PAN Panama14 March 2011
COL Colombia17 March 2003 PNG Papua New Guinea11 May 2011
COM Comoros29 January 2019 PRY Paraguay28 March 2003
CRI Costa Rica2002 PER Peru3 April 2002
CRO Croatia13 March 2003 POL PolandMarch 2001
CYP CyprusMarch 2001 PRT PortugalMarch 2001
CZE Czech RepublicSeptember 2000 QAT Qatar1 June 2010
DNK DenmarkMarch 2001 KOR Republic of Korea3 March 2008
DMA Dominica9 December 2009 MDA Republic of Moldova2 June 2010
ECU Ecuador9 January 2003 ROU RomaniaMarch 2001
SLV El Salvador9 February 2010 RWA Rwanda27 June 2011
EST EstoniaMarch 2001 LCA Saint Lucia14 March 2016
FJI Fiji17 March 2015 WSM Samoa14 February 2011
FIN FinlandMarch 2001 SMR San Marino3 April 2003
FRA FranceMarch 2001 STP Sao Tome and Principe2 February 2011
GAB Gabon29 October 2012 SRB Serbia11 October 2005
GEO Georgia30 March 2010 SYC Seychelles5 November 2012
DEU GermanyMarch 2001 SLE Sierra Leone7 April 2003
GHA Ghana21 April 2006 SVK SlovakiaMarch 2001
GRC GreeceMarch 2001 SVN SloveniaMarch 2001
GTM GuatemalaApril 2001 SLB Solomon Islands6 May 2011
GNB Guinea-Bissau7 May 2010 SOM Somalia13 April 2016
HND Honduras12 May 2010 ZAF South Africa17 July 2003
HUN HungaryMarch 2001 SSD South Sudan9 November 2016
ISL IcelandSeptember 2000 ESP SpainMarch 2001
IND India14 September 2011 LKA Sri Lanka17 December 2015
IRN Iran (Islamic Republic of)24 July 2002 PSE State of Palestine30 July 2014
IRQ Iraq16 February 2010 SWE SwedenMarch 2001
IRL IrelandMarch 2001 CHE Switzerland1 April 2002
ITA ItalyMarch 2001 THA Thailand4 November 2011
JPN Japan1 March 2011 TLS Timor-Leste9 March 2017
JOR Jordan20 April 2006 TON Tonga25 January 2013
KAZ Kazakhstan28 July 2009 TUN Tunisia28 February 2011
KEN Kenya22 January 2015 TUR TurkeyMarch 2001
KWT Kuwait13 September 2010 TKM Turkmenistan11 May 2018
KGZ Kyrgyzstan30 December 2020 TUV Tuvalu26 April 2013
LVA LatviaMarch 2001 UKR Ukraine23 June 2006
LBN Lebanon17 March 2011 GBR United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandMarch 2001
LSO Lesotho21 January 2015 URY Uruguay18 March 2005
LBR Liberia25 September 2015 UZB Uzbekistan11 May 2018
LBY Libya15 March 2012 VUT Vanuatu12 May 2009
LIE Liechtenstein21 January 2003 ZMB Zambia16 July 2008