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Treaty Bodies annual reports

Treaty Bodies annual reports

Every year ILGA World publishes its annual Treaty Bodies reportsa compilation and analysis of SOGIESC references made by UN Committees. This is a key tool for advocates to clearly identify what has been recommended to their State, and also to see how they can influence future recommendations to better-serve local needs.

Since the first 2014 edition, the reports cover data on country-specific recommendations made, general comments issued and individual cases reviewed by UN Treaty Bodies.

Each of the reports include both general analysis of trends and gaps, and information on specific Treaty Bodies, including references to (de)criminalisation and trans and intersex persons’ situations. The compilation also touches on the intersection of our movements with others, looking at sex work and HIV/AIDS references too.

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UN Treaty Bodies report: latest edition

The documents are very user-friendly with hyperlinks within the reports and direct links to all the relevant documents, saving you a lot of time in your research. Overall, there’s a wealth of information in this publication to help anybody who is thinking of using the UN Treaty Bodies to help their advocacy.

The latest edition of United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics report was released in June 2023.

Download the ILGA World Annual Treaty Bodies Reports

2020 – 2021

full report (in English) | report summary in English | en español
| compilation of references: 2020 – 2021

2022

full report (in English) | report summary in English | en español
| compilation of references: 2022

The reports are released under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license

Suggested citations: ILGA World: Lara Goodwin, United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics: Annual Report 2020-2021 (ILGA World 2023) | ILGA World: Facundo Sesin, United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics: Annual Report 2022 (ILGA World 2023).

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