HRC session 40 (February-March 2019) - ILGA's engagement


HRC 40 - 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Geneva, 10-28 September 2018

ILGA's involvement at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC):

Here you can find a compilation of all SOGIESC remarks made during the High-Level Segment of the session.

In this section:

Statements at the HRC

  • Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of death penalty
  • Clustered Interactive Dialogue: Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Special Rapporteur on torture
  • Clustered Interactive Dialogue: Special Rapporteur on privacy and Special Rapporteur on cultural rights
  • Clustered Interactive Dialogue: Special Rapporteur on environment and Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

(more statements will be added as the session unfolds)

Side events

Adoption of UPR outcomes


Statements at the HRC

BIENNIAL HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE QUESTION OF DEATH PENALTY

In this statement we highlighted that millions of people risk being sentenced to death or to be executed simply for whom they love, because they are living in States where somebody may be convicted by the courts and be executed by the State for consensual same-sex sexual acts.

Click here to read the full statement, or watch the video below:

 

CLUSTERED INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE: SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE

In this statement - made in consultation with Amnesty International Ukraine, the Ukrainian Public Organisation “Insight”, “GenderDoc-M” (Moldova), “Cattrachas” Lesbian Network (Honduras), and the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) - we welcomed the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, and called for solidarity with LGBTI human rights defenders worldwide.

Click here to read the full statement, or watch the video below:

 

CLUSTERED INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE: SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON PRIVACY AND SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CULTURAL RIGHTS

In this statement, drafted in consultation with the Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative “Feminita”, we highlighted opportunities and challenges that the digital environment presents to LGBTI persons, and reminded States of their obligation to combat discrimination in the cultural sector against - inter alia - LGBTI persons.

Click here to read the full statement or watch the video below:

 

CLUSTERED INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE: SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ENVIRONMENT AND SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING

In this statement, drafted in consultation with in consultation with Rainbow Action in the Republic of Korea and the Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project in Thailand, we raised awareness of the specific challenges facing LGBTI people in their access to adequate housing - including when renting a home, having security of tenure if their partner dies, or even accessing shelters if they are homeless.

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Side events


 

Adoption of UPR outcomes

During the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, ILGA will work with human rights defenders from various countries to help deliver statements during the UPR adoptions.