Info Note on UN Special Procedures - May 2021
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This is the 42nd 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: Sexual orientation and gender identity; Environment; Truth; Leprosy; Sale of children; Housing; Foreign debt; Torture; Peaceful assembly and association; Minority issues

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

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

 

NEW!!!  Independent expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

 Call for inputs: country visit to Tunisia (visit to be conducted in Jun 2021 TBC)

30 Apr 2021

 

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur  on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

 

Call for imputs: report on transitional justice measures and the legacy of human rights violations in colonial contexts (to be presented to the General Assembly, Oct 2021)

7 May 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

Call for inputs: report focusing on national laws, regulations, resolutions, and policies that have discriminatory impacts on persons affected by leprosy and measures as well as challenges to abolish/amend them (to be presented to the General Assembly in 2021)

10 May 2021

Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

 Call for inputs: report on Gender dimension of the sale and sexual exploitation of children and the importance of integrating a human rights-based and a non-binary approach to combating and eradicating sale and sexual exploitation of children (to be presented to the 76th session of the General Assembly, Oct 2021) 

10 May 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

 Call for inputs: report on housing discrimination and spatial segregation (to be presented to the General Assembly in 2021 and the HRC in 2022) 

14 May 2021

 

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EN | ES  | FR

Questionnaire
AR | EN | ES | FR

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

Call for inputs: report on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (to be presented to the General Assembly during its 76th session, Oct 2021)

15 May 2021

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EN | ES | FR

NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on Torture

Call for inputs: report to inform on the topic of accountability for torture and ill-treatment (to be presented to the General Assembly at its 76th Session, Oct 2021

15 May 2021

 

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Questionnaire
EN

 

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Call for inputs: report on the enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate justice (to be presented to the General Assembly at its 76th session)

30 May 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!!  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 in the 49th session of the Human Rights Council in Mar 2022) 

  9 Jun 2021

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AR | EN | PR

 

   : 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), 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 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)

NEW!!! 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 TBC

POSTPONED!!! Mexico

Internally displaced persons

15 - 27 Mar 2021

POSTPONED!!! Finland

Older persons

20-29 Apr 2021 TBC

NEW!!!  Kenya

Sale of Children

17-21 May 2021

Paraguay

Minority Issues

24 May - 4 Jun 2021

NEW!!!  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

Sri Lanka

Slavery

23 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

6-17 Sep 2021

NEW!!!  Italy

Business enterprises

27 Sep - 6 Oct 2021

NEW!!!  Serbia

 Freedom of Expression 

1 - 30 Sep 2021

Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

NEW!!!  Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

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