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INFO NOTE ON UN SPECIAL PROCEDURES (AUGUST 2022): CALLS FOR INPUT AND UPCOMING COUNTRY VISITS

This is the 58th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures: call for inputs and upcoming country visits

This issue includes:

Call for inputsDiscrimination against women and girls; disability; foreign debt; hazardous substances and wastes; trafficking; unilateral coercive measures.

Upcoming country visitsAlgeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Germany; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; Serbia; Slovenia.

 

Joint Submission to SR on Trafficking

The Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons has published a call for inputs on her upcoming visit to Bangladesh (31 October- 9 November 2022). The mandate is seeking information on the measures in place to ensure effective prevention of trafficking and assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other gender diverse persons, and intersex persons (Deadline 23 Sep 2022).

ILGA World is collecting information on this topic to prepare a joint submission to the Special Rapporteur. If you have any data relating to LGBTI persons and human trafficking in Bangladesh, please reach out to us at [email protected] 

 

Call for Inputs

Mandate Call Deadline Additional Info
NEW!!! Independent Expert on Foreign Debt Call for inputs on a proposed non-binding set of guidelines for efficient asset recovery (HRC resolution 46/11, para. 24)

 

31 Aug 2022 Read more
NEW!!! Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls Calls for input on upcoming visit to the Maldives 08 Sep 2022 Read more
Special Rapporteur on  hazardous substances and wastes Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Paraguay 15 Sep 2022 Read more
Special Rapporteur on trafficking Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Bangladesh 23 Sep 2022 Read more
NEW!!! Independent Expert on Foreign Debt Call for inputs:  Report on international financial obligations, digital systems and human rights (to be presented at the HRC 52) 30 Sep 2022 Read more
Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures Call for contributions: “Toward a universal system of monitoring to assess the human rights impact of unilateral sanctions” 30 Sep 2022 Read more
NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities Call for inputs: Report on innovation in the design and delivery of services that underpin the right to live independently and be included in the community (to be presented at the HRC 52) 14 Oct 2022 Read more

Questionnaire

 

: requests information on LGBTI persons

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI

The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1 to 3 fact-finding country visits per year.

He visited Tunisia in 2021, Ukraine in 2019, and Georgia and Mozambique in 2018. In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests. On 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. The Independent Expert also requested a visit to Japan (8 October 2019), Tunisia (19 November 2019), India and Colombia (both 7 January 2020), Cambodia (28 March 2020), and the United States of America (26 July 2021).

In this section, you may find information about current status of the requests. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If your country is planned for the Independent Expert’s visit and you wish to engage with ILGA on this, please contact us ([email protected]).

Country Current Status
Argentina* Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017.

End of Mission Statement: English – Spanish

Press Release: English – Spanish

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Armenia* Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)
Burkina Faso Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)
Cambodia Request to postpone (30 May 2022)
Colombia* Request to postpone (7 Apr 2020)
Fiji* NEW!!! Visit request (24 May 2022)
Georgia* Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.

End of Mission Statement: English – Georgian

Press Release: English – Georgian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Ghana* Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)
India* Visit request (7 Jan 2020)
Japan* Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)
Kenya* Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)
Malta* Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)
     Mozambique* Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.

End of Mission Statement: English – Portuguese

Press Release: English – Portuguese

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

 

Nepal Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
Poland* Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
Sri Lanka* Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).

Background note

Thailand* Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)
 Tunisia* Visit conducted on 8 -18 Jun 2021

End of Mission Statement: English – Arabic – French

Press Release: English – Arabic – French

Ukraine* Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English – Ukrainian

Press Release: English – Russian – Ukrainian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland* NEW!!! Visit request (24 May 2022)
  United States of America* Visit conducted on 15 – 26 Aug 2022

NEW!!! Press Release: English

 

* Countries with 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.

Upcoming country visits by other mandates

This information is regularly updated by the OHCHR here.
To find out how you can support the visits, please contact the respective mandate-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here.

Country Mandate Dates
POSTPONED!!! Cyprus Disappearances 21-30 Jun 2021
POSTPONED!!!  Singapore Terrorism 12-19 Jul 2021
POSTPONED!!!  Bosnia and Herzegovina Mercenaries 3-11 Oct 2021
POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique Summary executions 6- 21 Nov 2021
POSTPONED!!! Russian Federation Minority issues 1-18 April 2022
Mexico Internally displaced persons 29 Aug – 9 Sep 2022
Nigeria Older persons 29 Aug – 9 Sep 2022
NEW!!! Bangladesh Climate Change 4-15 Sep 2022
 Algeria Freedom of assembly 12-22 Sep 2022
Germany Cultural Rights 12-22 Sep 2022
Portugal Environment 19-27 Sep 2022
NEW!!! Serbia Freedom of Expression 19-30 Sep 2022
Japan Internally displaced persons 26 Sep-7 Oct 2022
Italy Internally displaced persons 26 Sep-7 Oct 2022
Slovenia Environment 29 Sep-6 Oct 2022
Paraguay Toxics and human rights 3-14 Oct 2022
 Bangladesh Trafficking 31 Oct-9 Nov 2022
Serbia Truth 3-11 Nov 2022
NEW!!! Bangladesh Older persons 7 -18 Nov 2022
 Ethiopia Extreme poverty 7-18 Nov 2022
Argentina Summary executions 14-25 Nov 2022
Paraguay Minority issues 14-25 Nov 2022
NEW!!! Bangladesh Leprosy 28 Nov – 07 Dec 2022
Peru Water and Sanitation 28 Nov-9 Dec 2022
POSTPONED!!! Pakistan Extreme Poverty 5-16 Dec 2022
NEW!!! Morocco Extreme poverty 6-19 Dec 2022
NEW!!! Argentina Business Enterprises 20 Feb-2 Mar 2023
Liechtenstein Foreign debt 12-19 June 2023
  Ecuador Extreme poverty 28 Aug – 8 Sep 2023

 

: Mandate frequently considers LGBTI issues