Info Note on UN Special Procedures - June 2021
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This is the 43rd 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: Foreign debt; Minority issues; Disability; Freedom of religion; Health; Freedom of expression; Migrants; International order; Terrorism; Peaceful assembly and association; Environment

Upcoming country visits: Botswana, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Finland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Zimbabwe

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

 

 

 

 

NEW!!!  Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights

Call for inputs: report on international debt architecture reform and human rights (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly (GA76), Oct 2021)

4 Jun 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Call for Submissions: Report on Minorities, Equal Participation, Social and Economic Development, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021)

4 Jun 2021

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EN | ES | FR

 

NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Call for inputs: thematic report on the rights of persons with disabilities in the context of armed conflict (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021)

8 Jun 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

Special Rapporteur on minority issues

 Call for participation in the Africa-Middle East Regional Forum on Minority Issues to provide regional insights on conflict prevention and the protection of the human rights of minorities (for a report to be presented at the 49th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC49) in Mar 2022) 

9 Jun 2021

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AR | EN | PR

NEW!!! The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

 Call for inputs: Report on freedom of thought in International Human Rights Law (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021) 

9 Jun 2021

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health              

 

 Call for inputs: Report on the right to sexual and reproductive health – challenges and opportunities during COVID – 19 (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021) 

10 Jun 2021

 

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Questionnaire
 EN | ES |  FR

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

Call for inputs: thematic report on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and gender justice (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021)

14 Jun 2021

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NEW!!!   Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

Call for inputs: report on the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights of migrants (to be presented to GA76, Oct 2021)

14 Jun 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ESFR

NEW!!!  Independent Expert on international order

Call for inputs: report on COVID-19 pandemic and multilateralism (to be presented to HRC48 and GA76 , Oct 2021)

 

18 Jun 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on protection of human rights while countering terrorism

 

Call for inputs: report on the Human Rights Dimensions of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in the Counter-Terrorism and Countering / Preventing Violent Extremism Arenas (to be presented to GA76, Oct  2021)

30 Jun 2021

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

Call for inputs: Report on protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations (to be presented to HRC50)

31 July 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!!   Special Rapporteur on the environment; Special Rapporteur on toxics

Call for inputs: series of reports for the Human Rights Council and General Assembly on the six substantive elements of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

31 Aug 2021

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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 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*

Request to postpone from 8 to 18 June 2021 (21 Apr 2021)
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

8-18 Jun 2021

POSTPONED!!! Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 - 27 Mar 2021

POSTPONED!!! Finland

Older persons

20-29 Apr 2021 TBC

Paraguay

Minority Issues

24 May - 4 Jun 2021

Cyprus

Disappearances

21 - 30 Jun 2021

Mauritania

Slavery

22 Jun - 1 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12-19 Jul 2021

Botswana

Disability

20-29 Jul 2021

NEW!!!  Zimbabwe

Unilateral coercive measures

9-20 Aug 2021

Sri Lanka

Slavery

23 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

NEW!!!  Montenegro

Sale of children

8-16 Sep 2021

Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

6-17 Sep 2021

 Serbia

 Freedom of Expression 

1 - 30 Sep 2021

 Italy

Business enterprises

27 Sep - 6 Oct 2021

Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

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