Info Note on UN Special Procedures - February 2021

 

This is the 39th 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: Development; Freedom of opinion and expression; Indigenous peoples; Mercenaries; Older persons; Racism; Sexual orientation and gender identity; Slavery; Toxics; Trafficking

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

 

New call by the independent expert on SOGI: gender, sexual orientation and gender identity

 

The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, is preparing his next thematic report on the topic of gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. The report will be presented in June 2021 to the UN Human Rights Council.

In order to collect information on the topic, the IE on SOGI is looking for information from civil society and other actors.

The report will cover violence and discrimination, sexual and reproductive rights, feminist thinking and comprehensive gender theory, among other themes.

The call is available in EnglishSpanish and French. You can also access the IE on SOGI’s questionnaire in EnglishSpanish and French.

Deadline for submissions: 28 Feb 2021.
Language: English, Spanish and French | Format: Word
Email for contributions: ie-sogi@ohchr.orgregistry@ohchr.org

If you want to participate in a joint submission coordinated by ILGA World, please contact Kseniya Kirichenko, ILGA World’s Programmes Coordinator (kseniya@ilga.org).

 

 Join ILGA WORLD in in submissions on LGBTI older persons and on LGBTI indigenous people  

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is preparing a report on Covid-19 recovery and indigenous peoples’ rights and looking for data on LGBTI indigenous peoples (deadline 28 Feb 2021).

The Independent Expert on older persons is collecting information on the situation of LGBTI older persons, particularly LBTI older women (deadline 22 Mar 2021).

You can find more information on the calls in a section below.

If you want to participate in joint submissions coordinated by ILGA World, please contact Kseniya Kirichenko, ILGA World’s Programmes Coordinator (kseniya@ilga.org)!   

 

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!!! Working Group on the use of mercenaries

Call for inputs: report on the provision of military and security cyber products and services by ‘cyber mercenaries’ and its human rights impact (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly in Oct 2021)

12 Feb 2021

Read more

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

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, Jun 2021)

14 Feb 2021

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

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

Call for inputs: report on the issue of disinformation and freedom of opinion and expression (to be presented to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, Jun 2021)

15 Feb 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism

Call for inputs: report on the combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (to be presented to a session of the Human Rights Council in 2021)

24 Feb 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

  Call for inputs: report on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity (to be presented to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, June 2021) 

28 Feb 2021

Read more
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

 Call for inputs: report on Covid-19 recovery and indigenous peoples’ rights (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021) 

28 Feb 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for inputs: report on the climate change related policies and projects from a right to development perspective (to be presented to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly in 2021)

1 Mar 2021

Read more

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Working Group on the use of mercenaries

Call for inputs: report on the role of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in humanitarian action (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021)

9 Mar 2021

Read more

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Call for inputs: report on the nexus between forced displacement and contemporary forms of slavery (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021)

15 Mar 2021

Read more
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights

Call for inputs: report on the right to benefit from scientific progress and its applications (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021)

15 Mar 2021

Read more

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Independent Expert on older persons

 Call for inputs: report on the causes, manifestations and prevalence of ageism and age discrimination (to be presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, Sep 2021) 

22 Mar 2021

Read more
EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Independent Expert on older persons

 Call for inputs: report on the intersection between ageing and gender and the specific human rights concerns and challenges faced by older women (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Sep 2021) 

22 Mar 2021

Read more
EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights

Call for inputs: Impact analysis of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) (a series of meetings with the IMO in Dec 2020)

31 Mar 2021

Read more

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights

Call for inputs: report on the lifecycle of plastics and human rights (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Sep 2021)

31 Mar 2021

Read more

 

   : 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)

NEW!!! Cambodia

Proposed dates September 2021 (14 Dec 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)

NEW!!! Tunisia*

Proposed dates from 18 May 2021 to 28 May 2021 (15 Dec 2020)
Call for inputs | Background note

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

* 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!!! Venezuela

Unilateral coercive measures

1-12 Feb 2021

Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 - 27 Mar 2021

NEW!!! Finland

Older persons

16-25 Mar 2021

Singapore

Terrorism

5-12 Apr 2021

Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

17-28 May 2021

POSTPONED!!! Paraguay

Minority Issues

24 May - 4 June 2021

NEW!!! Mauritania

Slavery

22 June - 1 July 2021

NEW!!! Botswana

Disability

20-29 July 2021

Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

6-17 Sept 2021

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