This is the 11th 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; Discrimination against women; Human rights defenders; Indigenous peoples; Privacy; Torture; Trafficking

Upcoming country visits: Argentina, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Ukraine

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI


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


 

Call for inputs

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Call for written submissions – Country visit to Ecuador (19-29 Nov 2018)

30 Sep 2018

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Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Call for inputs – Consultation on “Gender Perspectives on Privacy in the Digital Era”

30 Sep 2018

Read more

Working Group on discrimination against women

Call for inputs – Women deprived of liberty (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in Jun 2019)

1 Oct 2018

Read more 
Questionnaire EN / FR / ES

NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Call for written submissions – Country visit to Cabo Verde (12-21 Nov 2018)

12 Oct 2018

Read more
EN / FR

NEW! Special Rapporteur on torture

Call for inputs – The relationship between torture and corruption (thematic report to be presented at the 40th HRC session in Feb/Mar 2019)

24 Oct 2018

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Call for inputs – Country visit to Germany (29 Oct-9 Nov 2018)

26 Oct 2018

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

Call for submissions – Innovative and transformative models of social inclusion for victims of trafficking (thematic report to be presented at the 41st HRC session in Jun 2019)

15 Nov 2018

Read more

Special Rapporteur on the right to development

Discussions on human rights compliant development policies (for the Americas – Oct 2018, Panama; for Asia – Dec 2018, Bangkok)

NA

Read more

 

Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Comments on the Special Rapporteur’s Concept Note on the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders (to be sent to defenders@ohchr.org)

NA

Concept Note EN / FR / ES

 

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 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*

Visit to be conducted 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*

Proposal of dates – June 2019 (7 Aug 2018)

Thailand*

Visit request (26 Mar 2018)

Ukraine*

NEW! Visit to be conducted from 30 Apr to 10 May 2019 (22 Aug 2018)

 

* 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

Tunisia

 Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association 

17 to 28 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 and lawyers

24 Oct-1 Nov 2018

Canada

 Health 

29 Oct-9 Nov 2018

NEW! Germany

Privacy

29 Oct-9 Nov 2018

Honduras

 Discrimination against women 

1-14 Nov 2018

United Kingdom

 Extreme poverty 

06-16 Nov 2018

NEW! Cape Verde

Development

12-21 Nov 2018

NEW! Ecuador

Indigenous people

19-29 Nov 2018

 Nepal

 Violence against women 

19-29 Nov 2018

NEW! Kuwait

Disability

27 Nov-6 Dec 2018

Malaysia

 Water and sanitation 

21 Nov-4 Dec 2018

Egypt

Foreign debt

3-12 Dec 2018

Poland

 Discrimination against women 

3-14 Dec 2018

Bhutan

Arbitrary detention

14-25 Jan 2019

France

 Housing 

28 Jan-6 Feb 2019

NEW! Lesotho

 Water and sanitation 

4-15 Feb 2019

Malaysia

 Extreme poverty 

12-22 Aug 2019

NEW! Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

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