This is the 10th 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: Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; Sexual orientation and gender identity; Albinism; Extreme poverty; Water and sanitation; Violence against women; Human rights defenders; Privacy; Discrimination against women; Development

Upcoming country visits: Argentina, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI


Download the August 2018 info note on Special Procedures
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Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association

Call for inputs – Country visit to Tunisia (17 to 28 Sep 2018)

22 Aug 2018

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NEW! Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

Call for inputs – Country visit to Georgia (25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018)

31 Aug 2018

Read more

NEW! Independent Expert on persons with albinism

Call for inputs – Country visit to Kenya (7 to 17 Sep 2018)

3 Sep 2018

Read more

Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

Call for inputs – Country visit to the UK (6 to 16 Nov 2018)

14 Sep 2018

Read more

NEW! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for inputs – Country visit to Malaysia (21 Nov to 4 Dec 2018)

15 Sep 2018

Read more

NEW! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for inputs – Country visit to Nepal (19 to 29 Nov 2018)

24 Sep 2018

Read more

NEW! Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Call for inputs – The situation of women human rights defenders in the world (thematic report to be presented at the 40th HRC session in Feb/Mar 2019)

28 Sep 2018

Read more

Questionnaire

EN / FR / ES

Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Call for inputs – Consultation on “Gender Perspectives on Privacy in the Digital Era”

30 Sep 2018

Read more

NEW! Working Group on discrimination against women

Call for inputs – Women deprived of liberty (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in Jun 2019)

1 Oct 2018

Read more

Questionnaire

EN / FR / ES

Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Discussions on human rights compliant development policies (for the Americas – Oct 2018, Panama; for Asia – Dec 2018, Bangkok)

NA

Read more

 

Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Comments on the Special Rapporteur’s Concept Note on the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders (to be sent to defenders@ohchr.org)

NA

Concept Note EN / FR / ES

 

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI

 

 

The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1-3 fact-finding country visits per year as part of his mandate. His predecessor, Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, visited Argentina in March 2017. Check his report on this visit here: EN / FR / ES / AR / RU / ZH

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.Additionally, on 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If you wish to engage with ILGA with regard to the Independent Expert’s fact-finding visit to your country, please contact us (kseniya@ilga.org).

 

Country

Current Status

Argentina*

Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017

Armenia*

Request to postpone (17 April 2018)

Burkina Faso

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Cambodia

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Georgia*

NEW! Visit to be conducted from 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018 (18 Jul 2018). NGO input by 31 Aug 2018, read more

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*

Acceptance of visit request for December 2018 (12 Apr 2018)

Poland*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

Sri Lanka*

NEW! Proposal of dates – June 2019 (7 Aug 2018)

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

NEW! Proposal of dates – 13 Apr to 10 May 2019 (30 July 2018)

 

* 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, found in the OHCHR directory.

 

Country

Mandate

Dates

Guatemala

Independence of judges

20-28 Aug 2018

NEW! Kenya

Albinism

7-17 Sep 2018

Argentina

Food

12-21 Sep 2018

NEW! Tunisia

 Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association 

17 to 28 Sep 2018

Malaysia

Sale of children

24 Sep-1 Oct 2018

Egypt

 Housing 

24 Sep-3 Oct 2018

Poland

 Cultural rights 

24 Sep-5 Oct 2018

Italy

Slavery

3-12 Oct 2018

Argentina

 Freedom of expression 

5-15 Oct 2018

Morocco

Independence of judges and lawyers

24 Oct-1 Nov 2018

Canada

 Health 

29 Oct-9 Nov 2018

United Kingdom

 Extreme poverty 

06-16 Nov 2018

Cape Verde

Development

Nov 2018

Uruguay

Privacy

Nov 2018

NEW! Honduras

 Discrimination against women 

1-14 Nov 2018

NEW! Nepal

 Violence against women 

19-29 Nov 2018

Malaysia

 Water and sanitation 

21 Nov-4 Dec 2018

NEW! Egypt

Foreign debt

3-12 Dec 2018

NEW! Poland

 Discrimination against women 

3-14 Dec 2018

Bhutan

Arbitrary detention

14-25 Jan 2019

France

 Housing 

28 Jan-6 Feb 2019

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 Aug 2019

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