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 January to March 2020.
These reports provide with main information on SOGIESC references made by UN Committees in their Lists of Issues and Concluding Observations under countries' periodic review process, as well as on the General Comments and Individual Complaints that were adopted.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Quarterly Report or engagement with Treaty Bodies, please contact us on [email protected]. The complete list of our reports on Treaty Bodies sessions is available here.
Download the latest quarterly Treaty Bodies report
January - March 2020
SOGIESC-inclusive Concluding Observations
SOGIESC-inclusive Lists of Issues
Þ Check LGBTI recommendations to your country
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
Central African Republic
Republic of Moldova
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Treaty Bodies statements on COVID-19
This section contains information about statements released by Treaty Bodies in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CRC – Committee on the Rights of the Child | CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women | CESCR – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | HRCtee – Human Rights Committee
: reference to LGBTI issues
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
Central African Republic, Dominica, Portugal, Tunisia, Uzbekistan
Lists of Issues:
Burkina Faso, Haiti, Kenya, Montenegro, Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom
PSWG – Pre-Sessional Working Group | CRC – Committee on the Rights of the Child | CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women | CESCR – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | CED – Committee on Enforced Disappearances | HRCtee – Human Rights Committee
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.
on Article 15.1.b of the ICESCR (the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications)
Three references to SOGIESC:
● States must adopt measures to enable all individuals and groups to enjoy the Right to Participate and to Enjoy the Benefits from Scientific Progress and its Applications (RPEBSPA) without discrimination, including on the grounds of SOGI (para. 25).
● Special attention should be paid to certain groups who have experienced systemic discrimination in the enjoyment of their RPEBSPA, such as LGBTI persons (para. 28).
● Obligation to protect: States must prevent non-state actors from interfering with the RBESPA when said actors prevent access to knowledge or discriminate on the basis of SOGI (para. 43).
CESCR – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | ICESCR – International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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.
Access to justice and effective remedy / violence and discrimination against women on the basis of their sexual orientation
CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women | CEDAW Convention – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
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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