Info Note on UN Special Procedures - March 2019

 

This is the 17th 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: Development; Disability; Foreign debt; Poverty; Religion; Sexual orientation and gender identity; Slavery

Upcoming country visits: Argentina; Bolivia; Bulgaria; Canada; El Salvador; France; Georgia; Greece; Kazakhstan; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Morocco; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Qatar; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tunisia; Ukraine

 


Download the March 2019 info note on Special Procedures
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Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Call for submissions: Thematic report on “addressing tomorrow’s slavery today”

29 Mar 2019

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Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

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

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NEW! Independent Expert on SOGI 

 Call for inputs: Country visit to Ukraine (30 Apr - 10 May 2019)

8 Apr 2019

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NEW! Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights

Call for contributions: Country visit to Bolivia (6-15 May 2019)

8 Apr 2019

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Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Call for inputs: The rights of older persons with disabilities (thematic report to the 74th GA session in Sep 2019)

15 Apr 2019

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Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Independent Expert on SOGI 

 Call for inputs: Country visit to Sri Lanka (27 May - 7 Jun 2019)

19 Apr 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for submissions: The right to development and disaster risk reduction

21 Apr 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

 Call for submissions: Digital technology, social protection and human rights (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

17 May 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

Call for submissions: Antisemitism (thematic report to the 74th GA Session in Sep 2019)

7 Jun 2019

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  = explicitly requests information on LGBTI persons.

 

 

 

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. His predecessor, Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, visited Argentina in March 2017.

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 fact-finding 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

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)

NEW! Sri Lanka*

Visit to be conducted from 27 May to 7 June 2019
NEW! Call for inputs - Deadline: 19 Apr 2019
Background note

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

Visit to be conducted from 30 Apr to 10 May 2019
NEW! Call for inputs - Deadline: 8 Apr 2019
Background note

 

* 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

Laos

 Extreme poverty 

18-29 Mar 2019

NEW! Morocco

Independence of judges and lawyers

Visit cancelled

PR (19 Mar 2019)

NEW! Netherlands

 Freedom of religion 

25 Mar - 5 Apr 2019

Bulgaria

 Sale and sexual exploitation of children 

1-8 Apr 2019

Greece

 Discrimination against women 

1-12 Apr 2019

Canada

Disability

2-11 Apr 2019

France

 Housing 

2-11 Apr 2019

Georgia

Business

3-12 Apr 2019

NEW! Tunisia

Education

7-12 Apr 2019

NEW! Timor-Leste

Indigenous peoples

8-16 Apr 2019

El Salvador

Truth, justice and reparation

24 Apr - 3 May 2019

Mongolia

 Human rights defenders 

30 Apr - 13 May 2019

Bolivia

Foreign debt

6-15 May 2019

Argentina

Privacy

6-17 May 2019

Kazakhstan

Terrorism

11-17 May 2019

NEW! Canada

Hazardous substances

24 May - 5 Jun 2019

NEW! Togo

Slavery

27-31 May 2019

Sri Lanka

 Freedom of assembly and association 

15-26 Jul 2019

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 Aug 2019

NEW! Sri Lanka

 Freedom of religion 

15-24 Aug 2019

NEW! Mongolia

Foreign debt

2-11 Sep 2019

Norway

Environment

12-23 Sep 2019

NEW! South Africa

Albinism

16-26 Sep 2019

Nigeria

 Housing 

17-26 Sep 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

NEW! Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

NEW! Qatar

 Racism 

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

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