Info Note on UN Special Procedures - August 2021
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This is the 45th 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 inputsDevelopment; Environment; Hazardous substances and waste; Racism; Sale of Children; Torture; Water and Sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Botswana, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional info

NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism

Call for inputs: Report to highlight the challenges to implement the Durban Declaration and Programme Action (DDPA) for fighting racial injustice and inequality (to be presented at the GA on the 20th anniversary of the DDPA)

10 Aug 2021

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

 

Call for inputs: To provide information on issues related to the sale and sexual exploitation of children for the SR upcoming country visit to Montenegro that will take place during 8 – 16 Sep, 2021

30 Aug 2021

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Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: Researchathon on Sacrifice Zones and Human Rights – for the series of reports on the six substantive elements of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment (for the HRC and GA)

31 Aug 2021

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ENES

Special Rapporteur on torture

 

 Call for inputs: Impact of thematic reports presented by the Special Rapporteur in the respective national contexts (to be presented to the HRC49, Mar 2022)

31 Aug 2021

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Questionnaire

EN

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

Survey: To provide information for thematic report on "the human rights to water and sanitation of people living in rural areas" (to be presented at the HRC in Sep 2022)

31 Aug 2021

 

 

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

Survey: To provide information for thematic report on " the human rights to water and sanitation of indigenous peoples" (to be presented at the GA in 2022)

31 Aug 2021

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NEW!!!   Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

Call for inputs: To inform the Special Rapporteur's visit to Italy that will take place from 30 Nov until 13 Dec 2021 (to be presented at the HRC during its 51st session in September 2022)

30 Sep 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: Report on Toxic-free places to live, work, study and play (to be presented at the UN HRC in March 2022)

1 Nov 2021

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Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

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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*

Visit conducted on 8 -18 Jun 2021
End of Mission Statement: EnglishArabicFrench
Press Release: EnglishArabicFrenchequest to postpone from 8 to 18 June 2021 (21 Apr 2021)

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

 

 

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!!! Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 - 27 Mar 2021

POSTPONED!!! Paraguay

Minority Issues

24 May - 4 Jun 2021

POSTPONED!!! Cyprus

Disappearances

21 - 30 Jun 2021

POSTPONED!!! Mauritania

Slavery

22 Jun - 1 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12-19 Jul 2021

NEW!!! Botswana

Disability

10-19 Aug 2021

 Zimbabwe

Unilateral coercive measures

9-20 Aug 2021

Sri Lanka

Slavery

23 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

  Montenegro

Sale of children

8-16 Sep 2021

Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

6-17 Sep 2021

NEW!!! Serbia

 Freedom of expression 

15 - 24 Sep 2021

 Italy

Business enterprises

27 Sep - 6 Oct 2021

NEW!!! Finland

Older persons

26 Oct-4 Dec 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

 Summary executions 

6 Nov- 21 Nov 2021 TBC

Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

NEW!!! Hungary

 Freedom of expression 

15- 22 Nov 2021 TBC

 Italy

Toxics and human rights

30 Nov - 13 Dec 2021

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

 Pakistan

 Extreme poverty 

5-16 Dec 2022

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