The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Borloz-Madrigal, has issued a call for inputs to his upcoming thematic report: on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity with focus on practices of so-called “conversion therapy”, to be presented at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council from 15 June 2020 to 03 July 2020.
The report will explore the human rights implications of these practices and interrogate their relationship with violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It will discuss the forms and scope of “conversion therapy” as it is practiced across the globe, its impact on the persons that are subjected to it, measures adopted to prevent its practice and to penalize or prosecute those who perform it, and remedies provided to injured parties.
To inform the report, the IE on SOGI is seeking inputs with information, data and views from all relevant stakeholders, such as Member States, civil society organizations, including medical and religious associations, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations agencies, regional institutions, corporate entities, etc.
To guide the report, the Independent Expert has requested input by filling it a questionnaire available in these links:
Read the full call and questions here: English | Français | Español | Русский*
The deadline for submissions is 21 Dec 2019.
Responses may be submitted in English, French or Spanish (preferably), or Russian, Arabic or Chinese. Responses should be submitted in Word format.
* Translation into Russian is unofficial.