Info Note on UN Special Procedures - June 2020
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This is the 32nd 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; Cultural Rights; Extreme Poverty; Food; Foreign Debt; Housing; Indigenous Peoples; Internally Displaced Persons; Older Persons; Sale of Children; Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Slavery; Terrorism; Torture; Violence against Women

Upcoming country visits: Cameroon, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela

 

 

IE on SOGI joins a powerful call for strong action to eradicate systemic racism against African-Americans

 

“A group of independent UN rights experts called on the United States Government to take decisive action to address systemic racism and racial bias in the country’s criminal justice system by launching independent investigations and ensuring accountability in all cases of excessive use of force by police. They also issued a statement regarding the nationwide protests against racial injustice.

The UN human rights experts made the call after a recent spate of killings of African-Americans involving impunity, particular disregard or depravity toward human life, and the use of public spaces to assert racial control, each characteristic of lynching.

“We strongly condemn the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and call for systemic reform and justice. The latest videos to surface showing white men chase, corner, and execute a young man who was out jogging, or showing an officer kneeling with his weight on a man’s neck for eight minutes shock the conscience and evoke the very terror that the lynching regime in the United States was intended to inspire,” the experts said. “Given the track record of impunity for racial violence of this nature in the United States, Black people have good reason to fear for their lives.”

 

UN Independent Experts of the Special Procedures

 

Read the news article here
Read the joint statement here.

 Join ILGA WORLD in supporting LGBTI communities

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women published a call for input:

  • On COVID-19 and the increase of domestic and gender-based violence against women (deadline 30 June 2020)

ILGA World is collecting information on these two topics from all over the world to submit joint reports to the Special Rapporteur.

If you have any data on the situation of LBTI women/persons in your country or if you want to share information on initiatives organized by civil society to support LBTI women/persons during the COVID crisis – please reach out to us on kseniya@ilga.org.

 

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons

Call for inputs: report on internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

17 Jun 2020

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Call for input: report on the impact of COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic, on the human rights of people of African descent (to be presented at the 45th session of the HRC)

19 Jun 2020

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Call for input to a thematic report: Protecting human rights during and after the COVID-19 (to be presented at the 46th session of the HRC)

19 Jun 2020

EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Call for inputs: report on COVID-19, international trade and the right to food (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

EN | FR

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Independent Expert on foreign debt

Call for input: report on COVID-19 and the impact on financing for development, economy, poverty and the right to an adequate standard of living (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on housing

Call for input: report on COVID-19 and the right to housing (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

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

Call for inputs: report on the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the rights of older persons

Call for contributions: report on protecting human rights of older persons during and after the COVID-19 (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Call for contributions: report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the enjoyment of human rights

19 Jun 2020

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

Call for contributions: report on the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on children (to be presented at the 46th session of the HRC)

19 Jun 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

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

Call for input: report on the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights of LGBT persons, communities and/or populations (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

19 Jun 2020

EN | ES | FR

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Call for contributions: report on the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on contemporary forms of slavery risks (to be presented at the 45th session of the HRC)

19 Jun 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

EN | ES | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on torture

Call for input to a report: Psychosocial dynamics conducive to torture and ill-treatment (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

21 Jun 2020

Read more

 

Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women

30 Jun 2020

EN | ES | FR | RU

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on terrorism

Call for inputs: report on the Interface between International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Counter-Terrorism Regulation: assessing legal and institutional dimensions (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

1 Jul 2020

Read more

 

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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. 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 World 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

Request to postpone from 18 Jan to 29 Jan 2021 (7 April 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)

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-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here.

Country

Mandate

Dates

POSTPONED!!! Cameroon

Minorities

18-29 May 2020

Venezuela

Unilateral coercive measures

3-14 Aug 2020

Paraguay

Minorities

3-14 Aug 2020

Mexico

 Internally dispaced person

5-13 Oct 2020

Maldives

 Torture

1-10 Nov 2020

Lebanon

Independence of judges

3-10 Nov 2020

NEW!!! Kyrgyzstan

Extreme poverty

17 May-4 Jun 2021

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