Info Note on UN Special Procedures - December 2020

 

This is the 38th 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: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association; Hazardous Substances and Wastes; Independence of Judges and Lawyers; Leprosy; Trafficking; Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence; Unilateral Coercive Measures; Violence against Women

Upcoming country visits: Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nepal, Paraguay, Tunisia, Venezuela

 

 Join ILGA WORLD in supporting LGBTI communities  

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women has extended the deadline for her call for inputs on rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation against women (new deadline 31 Dec 2020)

ILGA World is collecting information on this topic from all over the world to submit joint reports to the Special Rapporteur.

If you have any data on rape and other forms of sexual violence against LBTI women/persons in your country – please reach out to us on kseniya@ilga.org. We also encourage you to fill in our questionnaire available in English, Spanish and Russian. Let’s do it together!   

 

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: report on rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation and gender-based violence against women (to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021)

31 Dec 2020

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on leprosy

Call for submissions: report on promotion of decent work and impact of COVID-19 on persons affected by leprosy and their families (to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021)

31 Dec 2020

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Call for inputs: report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the administration of justice and the free and independent exercise of the legal profession (to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021)

15 Jan 2021

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence

Call for inputs: report on accountability for gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law in transitional justice processes (to be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2021)

16 Jan 2021

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Call for submissions: report on accountability and access to justice in the context of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (to be presented to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2021)

30 Jan 2021

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

Call for inputs: impact analysis of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

31 Jan 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Call for submissions: UCM-Study on the notion, characteristics, legal status and targets of unilateral sanctions (for reports to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its 48th session in September 2021 and the General Assembly at its 76th session in October 2021)

1 Feb 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on trafficking

Call for inputs: report on the implementation of the non-punishment principle in the context of trafficking in persons (to be presented to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, June 2021)

14 Feb 2021

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

Request to postpone from 18 Jan to 29 Jan 2021 (7 April 2020)

Colombia*

Request to postpone (7 April 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*

Request to postpone visit to first quarter of 2021 (21 Oct 2020)

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English

Press Release: EnglishRussian

* 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!!! Paraguay

Minority Issues

27 Nov – 7 Dec 2020

POSTPONED!!! Venezuela

Unilateral coercive measures

11-22 Jan 2021

NEW!!! Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 – 27 Mar 2021

Kyrgyzstan

Extreme poverty

17-28 May 2021

Nepal

Extreme poverty

6-17 Sept 2021

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