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HRC 36 – 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council

 

HRC 36 – 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Geneva, 11-29 September, 2017


Click here to download a summary of reports mentioning SOGIESC issues
presented during the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council


ILGA’s involvement at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC):

In this section:

Statements at the HRC

Adoption of UPR outcomes


Statements at the HRC

ANNUAL DISCUSSION ON INTEGRATION OF A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

In this joint statement by ILGA and RFSL, we highlight how crucial it is that both the UPR and the SDGs are inclusive and open for LGBTI organizations, as they both represent historic opportunities to reduce economic, social and political inequality.

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ITEM 3 – INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

In this joint statement by ILGA and RFSL, we welcome the work of the new Special Rapporteur on the right to development, and highlight how LGBTI persons are often not able to contribute to and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, as they face multiple forms of violence and discrimination.

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ITEM 4 – GENERAL DEBATE

In this statement, we shared alarming examples of human rights violations against LGBTI people worldwide, and we called on ending violence and discrimination in all forms.

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ITEM 8 – GENERAL DEBATE

In this statement, ILGA joined 285 organizations around the world urging the UN Human Rights Council to address the human rights violations arising from criminalization of abortion and the denial of access to safe and legal abortion services.

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ITEM 10 – GENERAL DEBATE

In this statement, we shared example of notable progress  ade on LGBTI issues during the past few months in some countries, and called on governments and others from around the world to share these with others.

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Adoption of UPR outcomes

During the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA worked with human rights defenders from various countries to help deliver statements during the UPR adoptions.

TUNISIA
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, Tunisia received 22 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 2 and noted 20 recommendations.

Click here to read the joint statement by COC Nederland and ILGA on behalf of the Tunisian Coalition for LGBTI+ Rights.

INDONESIA
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, Indonesia received 12 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 2 and noted 10 recommendations.

Click here to read a joint statement by COC Nederland and ILGA, or watch the video of the statement being delivered below

PHILIPPINES
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, Philippines received 2 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 1 and noted 1 recommendation.

Click here to read a statement by ILGA, prepared in consultation with ASEAN SOGIE Caucus and more than 10 Filipino LGBTIQ groups, or watch the video of the statement being delivered below

SOUTH AFRICA
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, South Africa received 7 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted all 7 recommendations.

Click here to read a statement by ILGA – delivered in consultation with Gender DynamiX, IRANTI.org, Legal Resource Centre and Aids Rights Alliance in Southern Africa – or watch the video of the statement being delivered below

FINLAND
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, Finland received 10 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 2, partially accepted 1 and noted 7 recommendations.

Click here to read the statement by ILGA-Europe, prepared in consultation with Trasek, an association for the rights of gender minorities, and Finnish Youth Co-operation – Allianssi, the National Youth Council of Finland.

POLAND
During the 27th UPR Working Group Sessions, Poland received 11 SOGIESC recommendations. It accepted 6, partially accepted 4 and did not accept 1 recommendation.

Click here to read the statement by ILGA-Europe, prepared in consultation with the polish LGBT organization Campaign Against Homophobia.