This is the 9th monthly info note by ILGA on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

This issue includes:

Call for inputs: extreme poverty; right to privacy;  right to development

Upcoming country visits: Argentina; Bhutan; Canada; Cape Verde; Egypt; France; Guatemala; Italy; Malaysia; Morocco; Poland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Uruguay.

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI

Download the July 2018 info note on Special Procedures
as a PDF file


Call for inputs

Mandate Call Deadline Additional Info
NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to food Call for written submissions – Country visit to Argentina (12-21 Sep 2018) 20 Jul 2018 Questionnaire EN / ES
NEW! Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty Call for written submissions – Country visit to the UK (6-16 Nov 2018) 14 Sep 2018 Read more
Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Consultation on “Gender Perspectives on Privacy” 30 Sep 2018 Read more
Special Rapporteur on the right to development Initiating discussions on human rights compliant development policies (for the Americas – in October 2018, in Panama, Panama and for Asia – in Bangkok, Thailand, in December 2018) NA Read more


NEWSpecial Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders In view of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur prepared a Concept Note that captures the ideas, key messages and activities he would like to propose for this anniversary. If you have any comment, please send it to [email protected] NA Concept Note EN / FR / ES


Country visits by the  Independent Expert on SOGI

The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1-3 fact-finding country visits per year as part of his mandate. His predecessor, Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, visited Argentina in March 2017. Check his report on this visit here: EN / FR / ES / AR / RU / ZH

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests, and in this section you may find information about current status of the requests.

Additionally, on 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If you wish to engage with ILGA with regard to the Independent Expert’s fact-finding visit to your country, please contact us ([email protected]).

Country Current Status
Argentina Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017
Armenia Request to postpone (17 April 2018)
Burkina Faso Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Cambodia Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Georgia Accepting dates from 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018 (18 Jul 2018)
Ghana Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Kenya Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Malta Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)
Nepal Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Mozambique Acceptance of visit request for December 2018 (12 Apr 2018)
Poland Request to postpone (15 May 2018)
Sri Lanka Acceptance of visit request for the second half 2019 (17 Apr 2018)
Thailand Visit request (26 Mar 2018)
Ukraine The Ukrainian delegation confirmed their acceptance of the visit during an interactive dialogue with the IE on 18 Jun 2018.

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)


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-holder at their email, found in the OHCHR directory.

Country Mandate Dates
Guatemala Independence of judges 20-28 Aug 2018
Argentina Food 12-21 Sep 2018
Malaysia Sale of children 24 Sep-1 Oct 2018
Egypt   Housing  24 Sep-3 Oct 2018
Poland   Cultural rights  24 Sep-5 Oct 2018
Italy Slavery 3-12 Oct 2018
Argentina   Freedom of expression  5-15 Oct 2018
Morocco Independence of judges 24 Oct-1 Nov 2018
Canada   Health  29 Oct-9 Nov 2018
United Kingdom   Extreme poverty  06-16 Nov 2018
Cape Verde Right to development Nov 2018
Uruguay Privacy Nov 2018
Malaysia   Water and sanitation  21 Nov-4 Dec 2018
NEW! Bhutan Arbitrary detention 14-25 Jan 2019
France   Housing  28 Jan-6 Feb 2019
Malaysia   Extreme poverty  12-22 Aug 2019