Info Note on UN Special Procedures - September 2019

 

This is the 23rd 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: African Descent; Disability; Hazardous substances and wastes; Indigenous people; Minority issues; Racism; Sale of children; Slavery; Violence against women; Water and sanitation

Upcoming country visits: Azerbaijan; Benin; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Bulgaria; Ecuador; Gambia; Greece; Italy; Malaysia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Qatar; Peru; Republic of the Congo; South Africa; Spain; Switzerland; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Zimbabwe.

 


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

 

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

NEW! Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Private Sector Participation: Online bilateral consultations on 18 and 25 Sep, and 2 and 19 Oct (sign-up), a questionnaire (will be available in early Oct), and other opportunities.

31 Dec 2019 (for the questionnaire)

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Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Call for submissions: Country visit to Benin (29 Nov-12 Dec Oct 2019)

15 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes

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

15 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Call for submissions: Country visit to the Netherlands (30 Sep-7 Oct 2019)

21 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Call for submissions: Country visit to the Republic of the Congo (14-24 Oct 2019)

25 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Questionnaire on “Bioethics and Disabilities” – Call for submissions (for the thematic report to be presented at 43rd HRC session in Mar 2020)

30 Sep 2019

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Questionnaire

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 Special Rapporteur on violence against women

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

30 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Call for submissions: Country visit to Ecuador (29 Nov-9 Dec 2019)

30 Sep 2019

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Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

Call for input for the upcoming report “Looking back, Looking forward”

30 Sep 2019

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NEW! Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Call for Submissions: Education, Language and the Human Rights of Minorities (for the thematic report to be presented at 43rd HRC session in Mar 2020)

3 Oct 2019

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NEW! Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Call for submissions: Country visit to Ecuador (14-18 Oct 2019)

7 Oct 2019

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NEW!  Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

Call for submissions: Country visit to Gambia (21-29 Oct 2019)

14 Oct 2019

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NEW!  Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

Call for submissions: Country visit to Qatar (13-20 Jan 2020)

15 Oct 2019

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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.

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 (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 to be conducted on 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, available here.

Country

Mandate

Dates

Norway

Environment

12-23 Sep 2019

South Africa

Albinism

16-26 Sep 2019

NEW! Tuvalu

 Cultural Rights 

16-27 Sep 2019

Ecuador

  Health 

17-26 Sep 2019

Nigeria

  Housing 

17-26 Sep 2019

Zimbabwe

 Freedom of assembly and association 

NEW! 17-27 Sep 2019

Uzbekistan

Independence of judges and lawyers

19-26 Sep 2019

Switzerland

Development

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Migrants

24 Sep - 1 Oct 2019

NEW! Netherlands

Racism

30 Sep-7 Oct 2019

NEW! Azerbaijan

Food

1-11 Oct 2019

Norway

Disability

2-11 Oct 2019

NEW! Ecuador

African Descent

14-18 Oct 2019

Bulgaria

 Violence against women 

14-21 Oct 2019

Republic of the Congo

Indigenous Peoples

14-24 Oct 2019

Gambia

 Sale and sexual exploitation of children 

21-29 Oct 2019

NEW! Brazil

Albinism

28 Oct-8 Nov 2019

Qatar

Arbitrary detention

3-14 Nov 2019

Qatar

 Racism 

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Ecuador

 Violence against women 

29 Nov - 9 Dec 2019

Benin

 Water and sanitation 

29 Nov - 12 Dec 2019

Brazil

Toxic waste

2-13 Dec 2019

Greece

Arbitrary detention

2-13 Dec 2019

NEW! Qatar

Slavery

13-20 Jan 2020

Peru

 Human rights defenders 

21 Jan - 3 Feb 2020

NEW! Italy

Food

22-31 Jan 2020

Spain

 Extreme poverty 

27 Jan - 7 Feb 2020

Malaysia

 Freedom of religion 

26 Mar - 8 Apr 2020

 

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