Info Note on UN Special Procedures - April 2019

 

This is the 18th monthly info note by ILGA on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).


This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Albinism; Development; Environment; Housing; Human rights defenders; Indigenous peoples; Poverty; Privacy; Religion; Sexual orientation and gender identity; Sale and sexual exploitation of children; Torture; Violence against women

Upcoming country visits: Argentina; Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; El Salvador; Greece; Honduras; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Mozambique; Nigeria; Norway; Qatar; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Togo; Ukraine

 


Download the April 2019 info note on Special Procedures
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Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Independent Expert on SOGI

 Call for inputs: Country visit to Sri Lanka (27 May - 7 Jun 2019)

19 Apr 2019

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Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for submissions: The right to development and disaster risk reduction (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

21 Apr 2019

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NEW! Independent Expert on the human rights of persons with albinism

Call for inputs: Albinism worldwide and women and children with albinism (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

1 May 2019

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Call for contributions: Country visit to Argentina (6-17 May 2019)

3 May 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Call for inputs: Impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

6 May 2019

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Concept Note:
EN | FR | ES

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

 Call for inputs: Indigenous justice systems and harmonisation with the ordinary justice system (thematic report to the 42nd HRC in Sep 2019)

10 May 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

 Call for inputs: Domestic violence and the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

15 May 2019

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Questionnaire

NEW! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: Mistreatment and violence against women during reproductive health care with a focus on childbirth (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

17 May 2019

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Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

 Call for submissions: Digital technology, social protection and human rights (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

17 May 2019

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

 Call for inputs: Safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

31 May 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

Call for contributions: The right to housing for Indigenous Peoples (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

31 May 2019

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EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

Call for submissions: Antisemitism (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

7 Jun 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: Climate change and human rights – a safe climate (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

8 Jun 2019

Read more

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs: The right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment (thematic report to the 43rd HRC in Mar 2020)

8 Jun 2019

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Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for input: Country visit to Norway (12-23 Sep 2019)

31 July 2019

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Questionnaire

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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.

In 2019, he will visit Ukraine and Sri Lanka.
In 2018, he visited Georgia and Mozambique.
In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests, and in this section you may find information about current status of the requests. Additionally, on 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country.

If you wish to engage with ILGA with regard to the Independent Expert’s visit to your country, 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

Armenia*

Request to postpone (17 April 2018)

Burkina Faso

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Cambodia

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Georgia*

Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.
End of Mission Statement: EnglishGeorgian
Press Release: EnglishGeorgian

Ghana*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Kenya*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Malta*

Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)

Nepal

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Mozambique*

Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.
End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese
Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

Poland*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

Sri Lanka*

Visit to be conducted from 27 May to 7 June 2019.
Call for inputs - Deadline: 19 Apr 2019
Background note

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

Visit to be conducted from 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.
Background note

 

* 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

NEW! Mozambique

Older persons

24 Apr - 2 May 2019

El Salvador

Truth, justice and reparation

24 Apr - 3 May 2019

NEW! Maldives

 Cultural rights 

24 Apr - 6 May 2019

Mongolia

 Human rights defenders 

30 Apr - 13 May 2019

Bolivia

Foreign debt

6-15 May 2019

Argentina

Privacy

6-17 May 2019

NEW! Brazil

Leprosy

7-14 May 2019

Kazakhstan

Terrorism

11-17 May 2019

NEW! Switzerland

Mercenaries

13-17 May 2019

NEW! Bangladesh

Older persons

20-30 May 2019

Canada

Hazardous substances

24 May - 5 Jun 2019

Togo

Slavery

27-31 May 2019

NEW! Hungary

Migrants

10-17 Jul 2019

Sri Lanka

 Freedom of assembly and association 

15-26 Jul 2019

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 Aug 2019

Sri Lanka

  Freedom of religion 

15-24 Aug 2019

NEW! Honduras

Independence of judges and lawyers

16-22 Aug 2019

Mongolia

Foreign debt

2-11 Sep 2019

Norway

Environment

12-23 Sep 2019

South Africa

Albinism

16-26 Sep 2019

Nigeria

 Housing 

17-26 Sep 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

Qatar

 Racism 

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

 

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