Info Note on UN Special Procedures - July 2019

 

This is the 21st monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).


This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Business enterprises; Development; Disability; Environment; Foreign debt; Hazardous substances and wastes; Violence against women; Water and sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Brazil; Bulgaria; Ecuador; Gambia; Greece; Honduras; Hungary; Malaysia; Mongolia; Nigeria; Norway; Peru; Qatar; South Africa; Somalia; Spain; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Thailand; Uzbekistan


Download the July 2019 info note on Special Procedures
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RENEWAL OF THE MANDATE OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON SOGI

 

On July 12, 2019, in a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favour, with 12 voting against and 7 abstentions.
The campaign calling on the Council to renew the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI was supported by 1,312 non-governmental organizations from 174 States and territories. Read more!

#RenewIESOGI vote
The results of the vote confirming the renewal of the mandate

 

Calls for input

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Independent Expert on foreign debt

 Call for contributions: Private debt and human rights (thematic report to the 43rd HRC in Mar 2019)

31 Jul 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Independent Expert on foreign debt

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

31 July 2019

Read more

Special Rapporteur on the environment

Call for input: Country visit to Norway (12-23 Sep 2019)

31 Jul 2019

Read more
Questionnaire

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Call for submissions: Good practices on effective access to justice for persons with disabilities

15 Aug 2019

Read more
Questionnaire:
EN | FR| ES

NEW! Working Group on business and human rights

Call for inputs to inform the two-day global consultation on the role of NHRIs in facilitating access to effective remedy for business-related human rights abuses (10-11 Oct 2019, Geneva)

15 Aug 2019

Read more
Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on the right to development

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

31 Aug 2019

Read more:
EN | FR

NEW! 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

Read more

NEW! Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

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

15 Sep 2019

Read more

NEW!   Special Rapporteur on violence against women

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

30 Sep 2019

Read more

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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        

 

* 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! Thailand and Malaysia

HR in Myanmar

8-18 Jul 2019

Hungary

Migrants

10-17 Jul 2019

Sri Lanka

 Freedom of assembly and association 

15-26 Jul 2019

NEW! Somalia

HR in Somalia

15-26 Jul 2019

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 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

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

NEW! Uzbekistan

Independence of judges and lawyers

19-26 Sep 2019

Switzerland

Development

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

Gambia

 Sale and sexual exploitation of children 

21-29 Oct 2019

NEW! Bulgaria

 Violence against women 

14-21 Oct 2019

Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

Qatar

 Racism 

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Brazil

Toxic waste

2-13 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

Qatar

Education

8-16 Dec 2019

Qatar

Slavery

13-20 Jan 2020

NEW! Peru

 Human rights defenders 

21 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

Spain

 Extreme poverty 

27 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

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