Every year ILGA World publishes its annual Treaty Bodies reports, a 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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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 July 2020.
Download the 2019 ILGA World United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics reports
report (ENG – ESP) * compilation and keywords
The reports are copyright-free, provided you cite both the author and the ILGA World - The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
Suggested citation: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association: Kirichenko K. United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics: Annual Report 2019 (Geneva: ILGA World, July 2020)