Info Note on UN Special Procedures - December 2021
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This is the 49th 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: African descent; Development; Disappearances; Extreme poverty; Freedom of religion; Independence of judges and lawyers; Minority issues; Trafficking; Truth, justice, reparation and guarantees on non-recurrence; Unilateral coercive measures; Violence against women; Water and sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Pakistan, Paraguay, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Tunisia

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

Call for inputs: Report on the rights of persons belonging to religious or belief minorities in situations of conflict (to be presented at the HRC 49 in Mar 2022)

3 Dec 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for inputs: To provide updated information on the implementation of the Femicide Watch initiative

3 Dec 2021

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Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Call for inputs: Report on undue interferences lawyers face in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession (to be presented at the HRC 50 in Jun 2022)

6 Dec 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Call for inputs: Report on conflict prevention through the protection of the human rights of minorities (to be presented at the HRC 49 in Mar 2022)

6 Dec 2021

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Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

 

Call for inputs: Social protection: a reality check (to be presented at the HRC 50)

20 Dec 2021

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Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for inputs: Reports on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of indigenous peoples (to be presented at the HRC 51 in Sep 2022); and people living in impoverished rural areas (to be presented to the 77th session of the General Assembly in Oct 2022).

31 Dec 2021

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NEW!!!  Working Group of experts on people of African descent

Call for inputs: Country visit to Switzerland (planned in Jan 2022)

7 Jan 2022

 

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

 

Call for submissions: Report on the roles and responsibilities of non-state actors (armed groups and other NSAs) in transitional justice processes

14 Jan 2022

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons

 

Call for inputs: Report on the limits of current legal and policy frameworks that contribute to risks of trafficking in persons in the agricultural sector (to be presented at the HRC 50 in Jun 2022)

31 Jan 2022

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NEW!!!  Working Group on enforced disappearances

Call for inputs: Study to mark the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

2 Feb 2022

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Call for inputs: reports on “secondary sanctions, civil and criminal penalties for circumvention of sanctions regimes” and “Unilateral sanctions in the cyber world”(to be presented at the HRC and GA)

28 Feb 2022

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for inputs: Report on COVID-19 recovery policies in line with the 2030 Agenda and the right to development (to be presented at the HRC and the GA)

1 Mar 2022

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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 Tunisia in 2021, 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), Cambodia (28 March 2020), and the United States of America (26 July 2021).

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: EnglishArabicFrench

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

NEW!!!  United States of America*

Visit request – for the fourth quarter of 2022 (26 Jul 2021)

* 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!!! 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!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12-19 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mercenaries

3-11 Oct 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

  Summary Executions 

6- 21 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Serbia

 Freedom of expression 

15-24 Nov 2021

 Serbia

Truth

6-10 Dec 2021

NEW!!!  Niger

 Freedom of assembly 

6-16 Dec 2021

NEW!!!  Costa Rica

Indigenous peoples

6-17 Dec 2021

NEW!!!  Switzerland

 African descent 

Jan 2022 TBC

NEW!!!  Tunisia

 Arbitrary detention 

24 Jan - 4 Feb 2021

NEW!!!  Brazil

 Freedom of assembly 

14-25 Feb 2022

NEW!!!  Kyrgyzstan

 Discrimination against women 

14-25 Feb 2022

Mauritania

Slavery

4 - 13 May 2022

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

 Pakistan

 Extreme poverty 

5-16 Dec 2022

NEW!!!  Ecuador

 Extreme poverty 

28 Aug- 8 Sep 2023

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