Info Note on UN Special Procedures - February 2020
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This is the 28th 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: Arbitrary detention; business enterprises; development; discrimination against women; education; freedom of expression; freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; internally displaced persons; mercenaries; violence against women

Upcoming country visits: Botswana, Costa Rica, Denmark, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania.

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Call for inputs for the thematic report on cultural dimension of the right to education (for the 44th session of the HRC, Jun 2020)

20 Feb 2020

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Questionnaire
EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Working Group on business and human rights

Call for inputs for the thematic report on “Connecting the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas” (for the 44th session of the HRC, Jun 2020)

21 Feb 2020

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NEW!!! Working Group on discrimination against women

 Call for inputs: country visit to Romania (24 Feb to 6 Mar 2020) 

21 Feb 2020

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Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for inputs: Financing for Development – International and Regional Level Practices

29 Feb 2020

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Questionnaire
EN | FR | ES

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

Call for inputs: thematic reports to reflect on the past decade and setting a vision for the mandate’s future agenda (for the 44th session of the HRC, Jun 2020)

29 Feb 2020

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons

Call for inputs: thematic report on the protection of internally displaced persons with disabilities (for the 44th session of the HRC, Jun 2020)

1 Mar 2020

EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for inputs: thematic report on violence against women journalists (for the 44th session of the HRC, Jun 2020)

10 Mar 2020

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NEW!!! Working Group on mercenaries

Call for inputs: thematic report on the role of private military and security companies in immigration and border management and the impact on the rights of migrants

17 Mar 2020

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EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Working Group on mercenaries

Call for inputs: thematic report on the evolving forms, trends and manifestations of mercenaries and mercenary-related activities

17 Mar 2020

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EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Working Group on arbitrary detention

Call for inputs on arbitrary detention relating to drug policies

1 Apr 2020

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EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Call for inputs: thematic report on academic freedom and the freedom of opinion and expression (for the 75th session of the GA, Sep 2020)

30 Apr 2020

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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. On 8 October 2019 the Independent Expert requested a visit to Japan, and on 19 November 2019 to Tunisia.

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 April 2018)

Burkina Faso

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Cambodia

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

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*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Japan*

Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)

Kenya*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Malta*

Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)

Nepal

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

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*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

Sri Lanka*

Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).
Background note

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Tunisia*

Visit request from 6-17 Apr 2020 (19 Nov 2019)

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-holder at their email, available here.

 

Country

Mandate

Dates

New Zealand

 Housing 

10-20 Feb 2020

Japan

Leprosy

12-19 Feb 2020

Romania

 Discrimination against women 

24 Feb - 6 Mar 2020

Peru

 African Descent 

25 Feb - 4 Mar 2020

NEW!!!  Maldives

 

 Freedom of expression 

1-8 Mar 2020

New Zealand

 

 Older persons 

2-12 Mar 2020

NEW!!! Denmark

Indigenous people

10-19 Mar 2020

Costa Rica

International solidarity

16-27 Mar 2020

Botswana

Persons with disabilities

16 Mar - 3 Apr 2020

New Zealand

 Health 

24 Mar - 3 Apr 2020

Malaysia

 Freedom of religion 

26 Mar - 8 Apr 2020

NEW!!!  Mexico

Trafficking

11-19 May 2020

NEW!!! Paraguay

Minority issues

3-14 Aug 2020

NEW!!!  Mexico

Internally dispaced person

5 -13 Oct 2020

 

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