SOGIESC issues at the UN Treaty Bodies (Apr-Jun 2021)

 

Dear friends and fellow activists,
we are glad to share with you the latest issue of our UN Treaty Bodies quarterly reports, covering the period from April to June 2021.

This report provides information on SOGIESC references made by UN Committees in their Lists of Issues and Concluding Observations under country periodic review process, as well as adopted General Comments and Individual Complaints.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Quarterly Report or engagement with Treaty Bodies, please contact us on untreaties@ilga.org.
The complete list of our reports on Treaty Bodies sessions is available here.

 

Download the latest quarterly Treaty Bodies report (April - June 2021)
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SOGIESC-inclusive Concluding Observations

 

SOGIESC-inclusive Lists of Issues

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Þ     Organize follow-up activities to inform your community about recommendations and to encourage your government to implement the recommendations

 

Þ     See what information was requested from your country before the formulation of recommendations

Þ     Collect information and provide your comments to inform Treaty Bodies’ future recommendations

Luxembourg
Tunisia
Colombia
Mongolia
Belgium

 

Luxembourg
Croatia
Netherlands
Switzerland
Bulgaria
Fiji

Liechtenstein
Chile
Czech Republic
NorwayRussian Federation
Senegal

 

 

Country-specific questions and recommendations

This section contains information about recommendations in Concluding Observations, as well as questions in Lists of Issues to specific countries under country periodic review process. [Bold] =  SOGIESC-inclusive questions or recommendation

 

Committee session / PSWG

Countries

CAT
70 Online Session: 26 Apr- 28 Apr 2021

List of Issues: Belarus, Chile, Czech Republic, Norway, Qatar, Russian Federation, Senegal

CRC
87 Session: 17 May– 04 Jun 2021

 

 

89 PSWG: 07 Jun-11 Jun 2021

List of issues:
Luxembourg

Concluding Observations: 
Luxembourg, Tunisia

List of Issues:
Croatia, Netherlands, Switzerland
, Bulgaria, Fiji, Liechtenstein, Oman

CMW
32 Session: 06 Apr- 16 Apr 2021

List of Issues:
Chile

CED
20 Online Session: 12 Apr- 07 May 2021

List of Issues:
Zambia, Colombia, Mongolia, Switzerland

Concluding Observations:
Colombia
, Mongolia, Switzerland

CERD
103 Session: 19 Apr- 30 Apr 2021

List of Issues:
Belgium, Gabon, Lesotho, Maldives, Tunisia

Concluding Observations:
Belgium

PSWG – Pre-Sessional Working Group |  CAT – Committee against Torture| CRC – Committee on the Rights of the Child | CMW – Committee on Migrant Workers |  CED– Committee on Enforced Disappearances | CERD – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

 

 

General comments

This section contains information about General Comments (General Recommendations) adopted by Treaty Bodies. These documents provide the Committees’ interpretation of the content of human rights provisions regarding thematic issues or methods of work.

 

No General Comments were adopted in April–June 2021

 

 

Individual complaints

This section contains information about decisions made by the Committees on individual complaints. An individual complaint is a formal complaint - from an individual who claims that their rights under one of the treaties have been violated by a State party - which most of the Treaty Bodies are competent to consider.

 

Committee | Decision

Treaty’s articles | Issue | Result

 

HRCtee

Alekseev v. Russian Federation

Communication No. 2727/2016

Decision of 21 Apr 2021[1]

 

HRCtee

Ivanov v. Russian Federation

Communication No. 2635/2015

Decision of 04 May 2020[2]

 

HRCtee

 

Alekseev v. Russian Federation

Communication No. 2757/2016

Decision of 09 Jun 2021[3]

Arts. 21 and 26 of the ICCPR

Unjustified restrictions to the right of peaceful assembly; discrimination against LGBT people; pride event in  Crimea prohibited by Russian authorities under ‘anti-propaganda’ law; abuse of the right of submission

Violation

 

Art. 21 and 26 of the ICCPR

Unjustified restrictions to the right of peaceful assembly; discrimination against LGBT people; pride event in Crimea prohibited by Russian authorities under ‘anti-propaganda’ law

Violation

 

Arts. 21 and 26 of the ICCPR

 

Unjustified restrictions to the right of peaceful assembly; discrimination against LGBT people; abuse of the right of submission

Violation

 

HRCtee– Human Rights Committee
ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Update! The new forms and guidance notes for individual complaints are available in the main website of the following Committees:
HRCtee, CERD, CESCR, CEDAW, CAT, CRC, CRPD, CED

[1] Individual Communication from the 130 Session (12 Oct 2020 – 06 Nov 2020) published on 2021
[2] Individual Communication from the 131 Session (01 Mar 2021 – 26 Mar 2021)
[3] Individual Communication from the 130 Session (12 Oct 2020 – 06 Nov 2020) published on 2021

 

Summary of sessions: country periodic reviews

This section contains more detailed information on SOGIESC questions, recommendations and follow-up reviews adopted by specific Committees under the country periodic review process. To see the summary of sessions, please download the full report.

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