Info Note on UN Special Procedures - March 2020
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This is the 29th 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; arbitrary detention; disability; freedom of expression; racism; slavery; water and Sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Costa Rica, Denmark and Greenland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional info

NEW!!! Working Group of Experts on people of African descent

Call for inputs:  Mid-term review of the International Decade for people of African

22 Mar 2020

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on slavery

Call for inputs: report on "addressing tomorrow’s slavery today" (to be presented to the 45th HRC session in September 2020)

29 Mar 2020

Read more

Questionnaire

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for inputs: a follow-up analysis on visit to India

31 Mar 2020

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Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

  Call for inputs: a study on arbitrary detention relating to drug policies 

1 Apr 2020

EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! UN Special Rapporteur on persons with disabilities

Call for input: report on disability-inclusive international cooperation (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

15 Apr 2020

EN | FR | ES

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for inputs: report on the progressive realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (to be presented to the 45th HRC session in September 2020)

17 Apr 2020

EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Call for inputs: report on academic freedom and freedom of opinion and expression (to be presented to the 75th GA session in October 2020)

30 Apr 2020

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on racism

Call for inputs: report on race, borders, and digital technologies (to be presented to the 74th GA session in August 2020)

15 May 2020

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).

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

NEW!!! Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)

Cambodia

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Colombia*

NEW!!! Visit request (7 Jan 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*

NEW!!! Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

India*

NEW!!! Visit request (7 Jan 2020)

Japan*

Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)

Kenya*

NEW!!! Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

Malta*

Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)

Nepal

NEW!!! 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*

NEW!!! Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Sri Lanka*

Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019)
Background note

Thailand*

NEW!!! 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-holder at their email, available here.

 

 

Country

Mandate

Dates

Denmark and Greenland

Indigenous people

10-19 Mar 2020

POSTPONED! Costa Rica

International solidarity

16-27 Mar 2020

POSTPONED! New Zealand

 Health 

24 Mar - 3 Apr 2020

POSTPONED! Malaysia

 Freedom of religion 

26 Mar - 8 Apr 2020

NEW!!! Denmark

 Cultural Rights 

24 Apr –7 May 2020

Mexico

Trafficking

11-19 May 2020

Mexico

Internally dispaced person

5-13 Oct 2020

 

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