Info Note on UN Special Procedures - May 2019

 

This is the 19th 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: Cultural rights; Environment; Extreme poverty; Food; Foreign debt; Freedom of peaceful assembly and association; Health; Housing; International order; Migrants; Racism; Religion; Sale and sexual exploitation of children; Sexual orientation and gender identity

Upcoming country visits: Bangladesh; Canada; Gambia; Greece; Honduras; Hungary; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Nigeria; Norway; Qatar; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Togo


Download the February 2019 info note on Special Procedures
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 Call for input by the Independent Expert on SOGI 

 

 

The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, has issued a call for inputs to his upcoming thematic report: “Marginalisation and exclusion from socio-cultural environments”, to be presented at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly on 17-30 September 2019.

The report will discuss how inclusion protects people from violence and discrimination, and the State’s role in promoting and nurturing social, cultural, political and economic inclusion, Finally, it will develop recommendations to States and relevant stakeholders.

To guide the report, the Independent Expert has requested input on the following 7 topics (abbreviated):

  1. Key areas in which people suffer socio-cultural and economic exclusion, as a result of violence and discrimination on the basis of SOGI.
  2. Root causes and structural factors behind marginalisation and exclusion, e.g. laws, policies, institutional practices, organizational behaviours, and prevailing ideologies, values and beliefs.
  3. State efforts to address exclusion through legislation, policies, data gathering and other means, e.g. poverty, education, homelessness and health.
  4. Complaints mechanisms available and accessible to LGBT people facing discrimination.
  5. Actions to ensure socio-cultural and economic inclusion based on SOGI in national and regional implementation of the SDGs.
  6. Actions to raise public awareness and sensitisation on SOGI issues, in order to promote the meaningful socio-cultural and economic inclusion of LGBT people.
  7. Services provided by civil society to excluded and marginalised LGBT people.

Read the full call and questions here: English | Français | Español

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019.

Responses may be submitted in English, French or Spanish.


 

Other calls for input

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on cultural rights

Call for submissions: Cultural rights and public spaces (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

20 May 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to health

Call for submissions: The role of medical education in strengthening the health workforce (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

20 May 2019

Read more

Extended note

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Call for submissions: SDG 2 and the right to food (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

20 May 2019

Read more

Independent Expert on a democratic international order

 Call for inputs: Participation in global governance spaces (thematic report to the 42nd HRC and 74th GA in Sep 2019)

23 May 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants

Call for submissions: Good practices of gender-responsive migration legislation, policies, and practices (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

24 May 2019

Read more:

EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on racism

Call for submissions: Reparations, racial justice, and equality (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

31 May 2019

Read more:
EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

 Call for inputs: Safeguards for the protection of the rights of children born from surrogacy arrangements (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

31 May 2019

Read more:

EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing

Call for inputs: The right to housing for Indigenous Peoples (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

31 May 2019

Read more:

EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

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

7 Jun 2019

Read more

Special Rapporteur on the environment

Call for inputs: Climate change and human rights – a safe climate (thematic report to the 74th GA in Sep 2019)

8 Jun 2019

Read more

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

Special Rapporteur on the environment

Call for input: The right to a safe, clean, and sustainable environment (thematic report to the 43rd HRC in Mar 2020)

8 Jun 2019

Read more

Questionnaire:
EN | FR | ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

Call for submissions: Country visit to Malaysia (12-22 Aug 2019)

14 Jun 2019

Read more

NEW! Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association

 Call for inputs: Country visit to Sri Lanka (15-26 Jul 2019)

25 Jun 2019

Read more

NEW! 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

Special Rapporteur on the environment

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

31 Jul 2019

Read more
Questionnaire

= Requests information on LGBTI persons.

 

 

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI

 

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

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*

Visit to be conducted from 27 May to 7 June 2019.
Background note

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.
NEW! End of Mission Statement: English
NEW! 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

Bangladesh

Older persons

20-30 May 2019

Canada

Hazardous substances

24 May - 5 Jun 2019

Togo

Slavery

27-31 May 2019

NEW! Maldives

 Cultural rights 

9-18 Jun 2019

Hungary

Migrants

10-17 Jul 2019

Sri Lanka

 Freedom of assembly and association 

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

Mongolia

Foreign debt

2-11 Sep 2019

Norway

Environment

12-23 Sep 2019

South Africa

Albinism

16-26 Sep 2019

Nigeria

 Housing 

17-26 Sep 2019

NEW! Switzerland

Development

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

NEW! Gambia

 Sale and sexual exploitation of children 

21-29 Oct 2019

Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

Qatar

 Racism 

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

NEW! Qatar

Education

8-16 Dec 2019

NEW! Qatar

Slavery

13-20 Jan 2020

NEW! Spain

 Extreme poverty 

27 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

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