Info Note on UN Special Procedures - January 2022
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This is the 50th 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; Freedom of expression; Foreign debt; Health; Internally displaced persons; Mercenaries; Trafficking; Truth, justice, reparation and guarantees on non-recurrence; Sexual orientation and gender identity; Slavery; Unilateral coercive measures; Violence against women

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

 

 Join ILGA world in supporting LGBTI communities 

The Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity has published a call for inputs on the right of LGBTI and gender non-conforming persons to the enjoyment of physical and mental health (deadline: 31 January 2021).

ILGA World is collecting information on this topic from all over the world to submit a joint report to the Independent Expert.
If you have any data on violence and discrimination based on SOGI to the enjoyment of the right to health and the realisation of SDG3, please reach out to us at sp@ilga.org.

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional info

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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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 freedom of expression

 

Call for inputs: Report on the opportunities, challenges and threats to media in the digital age (to inform the HRC thematic report)

15 Jan 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on health

 Call for inputs: Report on violence and its impact on the right to health; with emphasis on women, children, LGBTI persons and conflict related gender-based violence (to be presented at the HRC 50 in June 2022) 

18 Jan 2022

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

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!!! Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

 Call for inputs: Report on the realisation of the right of persons affected by violence and discrimination based on SOGI to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, in relation to SDG3 (to be presented at the HRC 50 in Jun 2022) 

31 Jan 2022

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NEW!!! Independent Expert on foreign debt

Call for inputs: Country visit to Pakistan (planned in May 2022)

31 Jan 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for inputs: Report on violence against indigenous women and girls (to be presented at the HRC 50 in Jun 2022)

31 Jan 2022

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 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 internally displaced persons

Call for inputs: Report on the right of internally displaced persons to participate in elections (to be presented at the HRC 50 in Jun 2022)

4 Feb 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on slavery

Call for inputs: Report on the experiences of migrant workers and persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities discriminated on the basis of work and descent (to be presented at the HRC 51 in Sep 2022)

20 Feb 2022

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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!!! Working Group on mercenaries

Call for inputs: Report on human rights violations perpetrated by mercenaries, mercenary related actors, and private military and security companies (to be presented at the HRC 51 in Sep 2022)

28 Feb 2022

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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

: 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 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

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

Switzerland

 African descent 

Jan 2022 TBC

Tunisia

 Arbitrary detention 

24 Jan - 4 Feb 2022

Brazil

 Freedom of assembly 

14-25 Feb 2022

Kyrgyzstan

 Discrimination against women 

14-25 Feb 2022

NEW!!!  Costa Rica

International solidarity

21 Feb- 2 Mar 2022

NEW!!!  Netherlands

 Torture 

14 Mar-1 Apr 2022

Mauritania

Slavery

4 - 13 May 2022

NEW!!!  Pakistan

Foreign debt

16-25 May 2022

NEW!!!  Algeria

 Freedom of assembly 

12-22 Sep 2022

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

 Pakistan

 Extreme poverty 

5-16 Dec 2022

NEW!!!  Ecuador

 Extreme poverty 

28 Aug- 3 Dec 2023

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