Info Note on UN Special Procedures (July 2022): Calls for input and upcoming country visits

 

This is the 57th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures: call for inputs and upcoming country visits

This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Foreign debt; Environment; Older persons; Toxics and human rights; Trafficking; Unilateral coercive measures

Upcoming country visitsAlgeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Germany; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Maldives; Mexico; Nigeria; Paraguay; Pakistan; Peru; Portugal; Serbia; Slovenia

 

Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Portugal

1 Aug 2022

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NEW!!! Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Nigeria

8 Aug 2022

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Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Slovenia

10 Aug 2022

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Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt

Call for inputs: “New study on a proposed non binding set of practical guidelines for efficient asset recovery (HRC resolution 46/11, paragraph 24)”

15 Aug 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on  hazardous substances and wastes

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Paraguay

15 Sep 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on trafficking

 Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Bangladesh 

23 Sep 2022

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Call for inputs: “Toward a universal system of monitoring to assess the human rights impact of unilateral sanctions”

30 Sep 2022

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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.

He visited Tunisia in 2021, Ukraine in 2019, and Georgia and Mozambique in 2018. In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests. On 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. The Independent Expert also requested a visit to Japan (8 October 2019), Tunisia (19 November 2019), India and Colombia (both 7 January 2020), Cambodia (28 March 2020), and the United States of America (26 July 2021).

In this section, you may find information about current status of the requests. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If your country is planned for the Independent Expert’s visit and you wish to engage with ILGA on this, please contact us (sp@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 / F / S / A / C / R

Armenia*

Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)

Burkina Faso

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)

Cambodia

Proposed dates September 2021 (14 Dec 2020)

Colombia*

Request to postpone (7 Apr 2020)

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*

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

India*

Visit request (7 Jan 2020)

Japan*

Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)

Kenya*

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

Malta*

Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)

Nepal

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

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*

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Sri Lanka*

Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).

Background note

Thailand*

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

 Tunisia*

Visit conducted on 8 -18 Jun 2021

End of Mission Statement: EnglishArabicFrench

Press Release: EnglishArabicFrench

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English - Ukrainian

Press Release: EnglishRussian - Ukrainian

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

  United States of      America*

Acceptance of visit request – 15- 26 Aug 2022 (25 Jan 2022)

 

 

* 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-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here.

Country

Mandate

Dates

POSTPONED!!! Cyprus

Disappearances

21-30 Jun 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12-19 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mercenaries

3-11 Oct 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

 Summary executions 

6- 21 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Serbia

 Freedom of expression 

15-24 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!! Russian Federation

Minority issues

1 -18 Apr 2022

Argentina

Foreign debt

1-10 Aug 2022

Maldives

 Discrimination against women 

1-12 Aug 2022

Mexico

Internally displaced persons

29 Aug - 9 Sep 2022

Nigeria

 Older persons 

29 Aug - 9 Sep 2022

 Algeria

 Freedom of assembly 

12-22 Sep 2022

NEW!!! Germany

Cultural Rights

12-22 Sep 2022

Portugal

Environment

19-27 Sep 2022

Slovenia

Environment

29 Sep-6 Oct 2022

Japan

Internally displaced persons

26 Sep-7 Oct 2022

NEW!!! Italy

Internally displaced persons

26 Sep-7 Oct 2022

NEW!!! Paraguay

Toxics and human rights

3-14 Oct 2022

NEW!!! Bangladesh

 Trafficking 

31 Oct-9 Nov 2022

NEW!!! Serbia

Truth

3-11 Nov 2022

 Ethiopia

 Extreme poverty 

7-18 Nov 2022

Argentina

 Summary executions 

14-25 Nov 2022

Paraguay

Minority issues

14-25 Nov 2022

Peru

Water and Sanitation

28 Nov-9 Dec 2022

 Pakistan

 Extreme poverty 

5-16 Dec 2022

Liechtenstein

Foreign debt

12-19 June 2023

  Ecuador

 Extreme poverty 

28 Aug - 3 Dec 2023

 

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