Info Note on UN Special Procedures - Dec 2018

 

This is the 14th 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: African descent; Disappearances; Executions; Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; Freedom of opinion and expression; Leprosy; Racism; Truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

Upcoming country visits: Argentina; Belgium; Bhutan; Bulgaria; Canada; Fiji; France; Georgia; Hungary; Laos; Lesotho; Malaysia; Morocco; Norway; Spain; Ukraine

 


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

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Call for Inputs: Country visit to Mozambique (dates TBC)

31 Dec 2018/28 Feb 2019(short/long submissions)

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on discrimination against persons affected by leprosy

Call for Inputs: The situation of women and children affected by leprosy (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

31 Dec 2018

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

Call for Inputs: The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital age (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

15 Jan 2019

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

Call for Inputs: Experiences of domestic reparation programmes (thematic report to be presented at the 42nd HRC session in Sep 2019)

15 Jan 2019

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Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Call for Inputs: Country visit to Belgium (4-11 Feb 2019)

18 Jan 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Call for Inputs: Combatting glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other racially discriminatory ideologies (annual report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

31 Jan 2019

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Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Call for inputs: Thematic report on natural resource extraction and racial discrimination (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

31 Jan 2019

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EN | FR | ES

NEW!Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Call for Inputs: Use of lethal force by law enforcement officials on persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

1 Feb 2019

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NEW!Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances

Call for Inputs: Standards and public policies for an effective investigation of enforced disappearances (thematic report to be presented at the 42nd HRC session in Sep 2019)

1 Feb 2019

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NEW!Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Call for Inputs: The surveillance industry and human rights (thematic report to be presented at the 74th GA session in Sep 2019)

15 Feb 2019

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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

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Concept Note:
EN / FR / ES

 

 

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 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.

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*

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.

NEW!End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese

NEW!Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

Poland*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

NEW! Sri Lanka*

Proposal of dates – 27 May 2019 to 7 June 2019 (31 October 2018)

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

Visit to be conducted from 30 Apr to 10 May 2019 (22 Aug 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

NEW!Hungary

Arbitrary dentention

Visit suspended PR (15 Nov 2018)

Fiji

Environment

7-18 Dec 2018

Morocco

Racism

13-21 Dec 2018

Bhutan

Arbitrary detention

14-25 Jan 2019

Spain

Minorities

14-25 Jan 2019

NEW!France

Housing

Postponed to 2-11 Apr 2019

NEW!Belgium

African Descent

Postponed to 2-11 Apr 2019

Lesotho

Water and sanitation

4-15 Feb 2019

Laos

Extreme poverty

18-29 March 2019

Bulgaria

Sale and sexual exploitation of children

1-8 Apr 2019

NEW!Canada

Disability

1-11 Apr 2019

NEW!Georgia

Business

3-12 Apr 2019

NEW!Argentina

Privacy

6-17 May 2019

Malaysia

Extreme poverty

12-22 Aug 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

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