Info Note on UN Special Procedures - January 2020
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This is the 27th 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; Foreign debt; Leprosy; Migrants; Racism; Water and sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Botswana; Costa Rica; Italy; Japan; Malaysia; Mauritius; New Zealand; Paraguay; Peru; Romania; Spain.

 

Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on foreign debt

Call for input: country visit to Mauritius (27 Jan to 6 Feb 2020)

20 Jan 2020

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EN | FR

NEW! Special Rapporteur on migrants

Call for submissions on the right to freedom of association of migrants

27 Jan 2020

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for submissions: questionnaire focused on “privatization and the human rights to water and sanitation”

31 Jan 2020

EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on racism

Call for input: Report on new information technologies, racial equality, and non-discrimination

31 Jan 2020

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on racism

Call for submissions: on combatting glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

31 Jan 2020

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on leprosy

Call for input: country visit to Japan (12 to 19 Feb 2020)

11 Feb 2020

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to development

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

29 Feb 2020

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Questionnaire
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for submissions: Financing for Development – National Level Practices

29 Feb 2020

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Questionnaire
EN | FR | ES

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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

Italy

Food

20-31 Jan 2020

Peru

 Human rights defenders 

21 Jan - 3 Feb 2020

Spain

Extreme poverty

27 Jan - 6 Feb 2020

NEW! Mauritius

Foreing debt

27 Jan - 6 Feb 2020

Paraguay

Sale of children

10-18 Feb 2020

NEW! New Zealand

 Housing 

10-20 Feb 2020

NEW! Japan

Leprosy

12-19 Feb 2020

NEW! Romania

 Discrimination against women 

24 Feb - 6 Mar 2020

Peru

 African Descent 

25 Feb - 4 Mar 2020

NEW! New Zealand

 Older persons 

2-12 Mar 2020

 Costa Rica

International solidarity

16-27 Mar 2020

Botswana

Persons with disabilities

16 Mar - 3 Apr 2020

NEW! New Zealand

  Health 

24 Mar - 3 Apr 2020

Malaysia

 Freedom of religion 

26 Mar - 8 Apr 2020

 

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