This is the 9th 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 inputsextreme poverty; right to privacy;  right to development

Upcoming country visitsArgentina; Bhutan; Canada; Cape Verde; Egypt; France; Guatemala; Italy; Malaysia; Morocco; Poland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Uruguay.

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI


Download the July 2018 info note on Special Procedures
as a PDF file


 

Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Call for written submissions – Country visit to Argentina (12-21 Sep 2018)

20 Jul 2018

Questionnaire EN / ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

Call for written submissions – Country visit to the UK (6-16 Nov 2018)

14 Sep 2018

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Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Consultation on “Gender Perspectives on Privacy”

30 Sep 2018

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Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Initiating discussions on human rights compliant development policies (for the Americas – in October 2018, in Panama, Panama and for Asia – in Bangkok, Thailand, in December 2018)

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

In view of the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur prepared a Concept Note that captures the ideas, key messages and activities he would like to propose for this anniversary. If you have any comment, please send it to defenders@ohchr.org

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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 1-3 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

Accepting dates from 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018 (18 Jul 2018)

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

Acceptance of visit request for the second half 2019 (17 Apr 2018)

Thailand

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine

The Ukrainian delegation confirmed their acceptance of the visit during an interactive dialogue with the IE on 18 Jun 2018.

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

 

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

Argentina

Food

12-21 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

24 Oct-1 Nov 2018

Canada

  Health  

29 Oct-9 Nov 2018

United Kingdom

  Extreme poverty  

06-16 Nov 2018

Cape Verde

Right to development

Nov 2018

Uruguay

Privacy

Nov 2018

Malaysia

  Water and sanitation  

21 Nov-4 Dec 2018

NEW! 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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