Info Note on UN Special Procedures - October 2021
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This is the 47th 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; Discrimination against women/ women and girls; Environment; Extreme poverty; Foreign debt; Housing; Human rights defenders; Unilateral coercive measures

Upcoming country visits: Cyprus, Ethiopia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mauritius Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United States of America, Zimbabwe

 

Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

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

Call for inputs: for a report on the efforts to combat poverty and to protect the human rights of people in poverty in Lebanon due to the SR upcoming country visit to this country.

10 Oct 2021 

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Call for inputs: for a report on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights in Zimbabwe due to the SR upcoming country visit to this country.

10 Oct 2021

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NEW!!!  Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Call for inputs: Report on the situation of human rights defenders who work on issues of anti-corruption, to be presented to the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2022

15 Oct 2021

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Questionnaire AR | CH | EN | | RU | ES

NEW!!!  Working Group on discrimination against women and girls 

 Call for inputs: Report on the topic of girls' and young women's activism, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities for change. To be presented at the 50th session of the HRC in Jun 2022

15 Oct 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

NEW!!!  Independent Expert on foreign debt

Call for inputs: To inform the Independent Expert’s first report to the Human Rights Council, 49th session, on a vision and strategy for the work of the mandate in the coming years

29 Oct 2021

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Questionnaire 1
EN | ES | FR 

Questionnaire 2
EN | ES | FR 

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

Call for inputs: for a report on the efforts to combat poverty and to protect the human rights of people in poverty in Nepal due to the SR upcoming country visit to this country.

30 Oct 2021

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Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: Report on Toxic-free places to live, work, study and play (to be presented at the UN HRC in March 2022)

1 Nov 2021

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Questionnaire
EN | ES | FR

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

Call for written submissions:  to receive an overview on the human rights situation of people of African descent in Portugal, due to the WGEPAD upcoming country visit to this country

22 Nov 2021

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Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

Call for inputs: To receive an overview on laws and regulations at national, federal state or local level that may still prohibit or sanction begging, staying, sleeping, easting or undertaking any other life sustaining activities in public spaces

30 Nov 2021

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Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Call for inputs: To receive an overview on laws and regulations at national, federal state or local level that may still prohibit or sanction begging, staying, sleeping, easting or undertaking any other life sustaining activities in public spaces.

30 Nov 2021

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

Call for inputs: Thematic report on “Social protection: a reality check", to be presented at the 50th session of the HRC in Jun 2022

20 Dec 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*

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

* 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!!! Mauritania

Slavery

22 Jun - 1 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12-19 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Sri Lanka

Slavery

23 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

Zimbabwe

Unilateral coercive measures

18-28 Oct 2021

NEW!!!  Mauritius

Hazardous substances and wastes

18 Oct- 1 Nov 2021

 Finland

Older persons

26 Oct-4 Nov 2021

NEW!!!  Portugal

African Descent

Nov 2021 TBC

NEW!!!  Lebanon

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

Kyrgyzstan

 Extreme poverty 

1-12 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

 Summary Executions 

6 Nov- 21 Nov 2021

United States of America

Minority issues

8-19 Nov 2021

Hungary

 Freedom of expression 

14- 22 Nov 2021

NEW!!!   Serbia

 Freedom of expression 

15 - 24 Nov 2021

NEW!!!  Nepal

 Extreme poverty 

22 Nov-3 Dec 2021

 Italy

Toxics and human rights

30 Nov - 13 Dec 2021

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

 Pakistan

 Extreme poverty 

5-16 Dec 2022

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