Country Visits & Communications

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Country Visits

UNSRRIP Mandate holders carry out country visits to assess the situation of indigenous peoples rights at the national level : at the request of a mandate-holder, the Government sends an invitation for a fact-finding mission. During such missions, the expert assess the indigenous peoples rights situation in a given country, as well as the specific institutional, legal, judicial, administrative and de facto situation under the UNSRRIP mandate. UNSRRIP meets with national and local authorities, including members of the judiciary and parliamentarians; members of the national human rights institution, if applicable; non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and victims of human rights violations; the UN and other inter-governmental agencies; and the press when giving a press-conference at the end of the mission.

  • Countries visited by the special rapporteur are highlighted in blue color.
  • Countries that have been visited once are highlighted in lighter color background.
  • Countries that have been visited more than once are highlighted in darker color background.
  • Countries in Gray have never been visited.
  • Click on any highlighted country or select it from the list of countries on the left hand side of the dashboard to expose a weblink. Click on the weblink to browse a webpage that lists all UNSRRIP mandate related activities about that country.


Communications are letters sent by the Special Procedures to Governments and others, such as intergovernmental organisations, businesses, military or security companies. In these letters, the experts report on allegations of human rights violations they have received, regarding: past human rights violations - which can be the object of a letter of allegation; on-going or potential human rights violation - which can be the object of an urgent appeal; concerns relating to bills, legislation, policies or practices that do not comply with international human rights law and standards.

  • Red dot indicates the presence of UNSRIP Communications.
  • Bigger red dot represents larger number of communications and smaller dot represents smaller number of communications.
  • Hover over the red dots to view the number of communications by country.

# of Complaints sent by the UNSRIP - Timeline

Disclaimer: The sole purpose of the interactive dashboards above is to help grassroots indigenous communities, organizations, researchers, human rights defenders, and stakeholders to learn about the UNSRIP activities by country. The database used in the dashboards might not be 100% accurate or up to date. Please visit the official webpage of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for the data source.