Info Note on UN Special Procedures - Jan 2019

 

This is the 15th 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 opinion and expression; Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; Hazardous substances; Independence of judges and lawyers; Mercenaries; Poverty; Racism; Truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence

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

 


Download the January 2019 info note on Special Procedures
as a PDF file


 

Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW!Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Call for inputs: Exercise of Freedom of Expression, Association and Peaceful Assembly by judges and prosecutors (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in June 2019)

15 Jan 2019

Read more

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

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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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

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 extreme poverty and human rights

Call for submissions: Country visit to Laos (18-28 Mar 2019)

25 Jan 2019

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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

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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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

Read more

 

NEW!Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

Call for inputs: Consequences of exposure of indigenous people to toxic and hazardous substances (thematic report to be presented at the 74th GA session in Sep 2019)

15 Feb 2019

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EN | FR | ES

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

Read more

 

NEW!Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Call for inputs: Data and analysis on the human rights situation of people of African descent (baseline report)

28 Feb 2019

Read more

Data Template

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

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

28 Feb 2019

Read more

NEW!Working Group on mercenaries

Call for submissions: Private military and security companies in the extractive industry (thematic report to be presented at the 42nd HRC session in Sep 2019)

15 Mar 2019

Read more

EN | FR | ES

NEW!Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Call for inputs: Framework for realizing economic and social rights (research project expanding on report to the 32nd HRC session in 2016)

29 Mar 2019

Read More

NEW!Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances

Call for inputs: Standards and public policies on effective investigation on enforced disappearances (WGEID study)

NA

Questionnaire

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.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese

Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

Poland*

Request to postpone (15 May 2018)

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

Bhutan

Arbitrary detention

14-25 Jan 2019

Spain

Minorities

14-25 Jan 2019

Belgium

African Descent

4-11 Feb 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

Canada

Disability

1-13 Apr 2019

NEW!Greece

Discrimination against women

1-12 Apr 2019

France

 Housing

2-11 Apr 2019

Georgia

Business

3-12 Apr 2019

Argentina

Privacy

6-17 May 2019

Malaysia

Extreme poverty

12-22 Aug 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

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