Info Note on UN Special Procedures - August 2019

 

This is the 22nd 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: Development; Discrimination against women; Foreign debt; Freedom of assembly and association; Hazardous substances and wastes; Indigenous people; Sale of children; Violence against women; Water and sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Ecuador; Gambia; Greece; Honduras; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nigeria; Norway; Peru; Republic of the Congo; Qatar; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Uzbekistan

 


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Call for inputs

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Independent Expert on foreign debt

Call for submissions: Country visit to Mongolia (2-11 Sep 2019)

23 Aug 2019

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Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for submissions: Country visit to Switzerland (23 Sep-2 Oct 2019)

31 Aug 2019

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EN | FR

NEW! Working Group on discrimination against women

Questionnaire on ‘Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work’

1 Sep 2019

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EN | FR | ES

NEW!  Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association

Call for submissions: Country visit to Zimbabwe (Sep 2019)

1 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Third Human Rights Youth Challenge: inviting young (24 to 32 y.o.) supporters of the human rights to water and sanitation to submit an essay on a case study that assesses an experience of private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector

2 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for submissions: Country visit to Benin (29 Nov-12 Dec Oct 2019)

15 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

Call for submissions: Country visit to Brazil (2-13 Dec 2019)

15 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Call for submissions: Country visit to the Republic of the Congo (14-24 Oct 2019)

25 Sep 2019

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 Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: Country visit to Bulgaria (14-21 Oct 2019)

30 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: Country visit to Ecuador (29 Nov-9 Dec 2019)

30 Sep 2019

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

Call for input for the upcoming report “Looking back, Looking forward”

30 Sep 2019

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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 is visiting 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
Country visit report: E / FSACR

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
Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

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
Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R        

Poland*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

Sri Lanka*

Visit postponed to 28 Oct to 8 Nov 2019.

Background note

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.
End of Mission Statement: English
Press Release: EnglishRussian        

 

 

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

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 Aug 2019

NEW! Nigeria

Extrajudicial executions

13-27 Aug 2019

Sri Lanka

 Freedom of religion 

15-24 Aug 2019

Honduras

Independence of judges and lawyers

16-22 Aug 2019

Honduras

Business

19-28 Aug 2019

NEW! Zimbabwe

 Freedom of assembly and association 

Sep 2019

Mongolia

Foreign debt

2-11 Sep 2019

Norway

Environment

12-23 Sep 2019

South Africa

Albinism

16-26 Sep 2019

Ecuador

 Health 

17-26 Sep 2019

Nigeria

 Housing 

17-26 Sep 2019

Uzbekistan

Independence of judges and lawyers

19-26 Sep 2019

Switzerland

Development

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2019

NEW! Bosnia and Herzegovina

Migrants

24 Sep - 1 Oct 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

NEW! Republic of the Congo

Indigenous Peoples

14-24 Oct 2019

Gambia

 Sale and sexual exploitation of children 

21-29 Oct 2019

Bulgaria

 Violence against women 

14-21 Oct 2019

Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

Qatar

 Racism  

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

NEW! Ecuador

 Violence against women 

29 Nov - 9 Dec 2019

NEW! Benin

 Water and sanitation 

29 Nov - 12 Dec 2019

Brazil

Toxic waste

2-13 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

Peru

 Human rights defenders 

21 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

Spain

 Extreme poverty 

27 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

NEW! Malaysia

 Freedom of religion 

26 Mar - 8 Apr 2019

 

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