25 January 2019
Human Rights Council
25 February–22 March 2019
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Visit to Serbia and Kosovo*
Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman
or degrading treatment or punishment**, ***
From 13 to 24 November 2017, the Special Rapporteur visited Serbia and Kosovo to
assess the prevailing situation, developments and challenges concerning torture and other
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
* All references to Kosovo in the present document should be understood to be in compliance with
Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).
** The summary of the report is being circulated in all official languages. The report itself, which is
annexed to the summary, is being circulated in the language of submission only.
*** The present report was submitted after the deadline so as to include the most recent information.