Info Note on UN Special Procedures - April 2021
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This is the 41st monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).


This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Environment; Housing; Leprosy; Older persons; Peaceful assembly and association; Sale of children; Slavery; Violence against women; Water and Sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Botswana, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Paraguay, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Venezuela

 

 Join ILGA World in supporting LGBTI communities  

The Independent Expert on older persons is collecting information on the situation of LGBTI older persons, particularly LBTI older women (deadline 15 Apr 2021).

The Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing is collecting information on housing discrimination and spatial segregation of certain groups, including LGBTI persons, for his upcoming report (deadline 30 April 2021).

The Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children is collecting information on the gender dimension of the sale and sexual exploitation of children and the integration of a human rights-based and a non-binary approach to combating and eradicating sale and sexual exploitation of children (deadline 10 May 2021).

You can find more information on the calls in a section below.

If you want to participate in joint submissions coordinated by ILGA World, please contact Kseniya Kirichenko, ILGA World’s Programmes Coordinator (kseniya@ilga.org)!

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

 Public consultation with CSOs on housing discrimination and spatial segregation (to collect inputs and recommendations for the report to be presented to the General Assembly in 2021) 

12 Apr 2021

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Registration

NEW!!! Independent Expert on older persons

 Call for inputs: report on the causes, manifestations and prevalence of ageism and age discrimination (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021) 

15 Apr 2021

Read more
EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Independent Expert on older persons

 Call for inputs: report on the intersection between ageing and gender and the specific human rights concerns and challenges faced by older women (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Sep 2021)

15 Apr 2021

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EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

Call for inputs: report on mandate planning (to be presented at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council) and report on commodification of water (to be presented at the 76th session of the General Assembly) 

15 Apr 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Call for inputs: report on the role of organised criminal groups with regards to contemporary forms of slavery (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Oct 2021)

16 Apr 2021

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

  Call for inputs: report on housing discrimination and spatial segregation (to be presented to the General Assembly in 2021 and the HRC in 2022)  

30 Apr 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for inputs: report on femicide (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Oct 2021)

30 Apr 2021

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Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: report focusing on human rights and associated obligations related to the adverse environmental impacts of the global food system (to be presented to the General Assembly later in 2021)

1 May 2021

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

Call for inputs: report focusing on national laws, regulations, resolutions, and policies that have discriminatory impacts on persons affected by leprosy and measures as well as challenges to abolish/amend them (to be presented to the General Assembly in 2021)

10 May 2021

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

  Call for inputs: report on Gender dimension of the sale and sexual exploitation of children and the importance of integrating a human rights-based and a non-binary approach to combating and eradicating sale and sexual exploitation of children (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Oct 2021) 

10 May 2021

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Call for inputs: report on the enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate justice (to be presented to the General Assembly at its 76th session)

30 May 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

 

   : 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 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), and Cambodia (28 March 2020).

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 (kseniya@ilga.org).

 

Country

Current status

Argentina*

Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishSpanish

Press Release: EnglishSpanish

Country visit report: E / FSACR

Armenia*

Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)

Burkina Faso

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)

Cambodia

Proposed dates September 2021 (14 Dec 2020)

Colombia*

Request to postpone (7 Apr 2020)

Georgia*

Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishGeorgian

Press Release: EnglishGeorgian

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)

Nepal

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Mozambique*

Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese

Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

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

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*

Proposed dates from 18 May 2021 to 28 May 2021 (15 Dec 2020)

Call for inputs | Background note

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English - Ukrainian

Press Release: EnglishRussian - Ukrainian

Country visit report: E / FSACR

* 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!!! Tunisia

Sexual orientation and gender identity 

16-27 Nov 2020

POSTPONED!!! Venezuela

Unilateral coercive measures

1-12 Feb 2021

Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 - 27 Mar 2021

Finland

Older persons

16-25 Mar 2021

Singapore

Terrorism

5-12 Apr 2021

POSTPONED!!! Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty

1-12 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!! Paraguay

Minority Issues

24 May - 4 June 2021

Mauritania

Slavery

22 June - 1 July 2021

Botswana

Disability

20-29 July 2021

NEW!!! Sri Lanka

Slavery

23 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

6-17 Sept 2021

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