SOGIESC issues at the UN Treaty Bodies (January - March 2022)

 

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 - March 2022

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 [email protected].
The complete list of our reports on Treaty Bodies sessions is available here.

 

Download the latest quarterly Treaty Bodies report
January - March 2022
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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

Bahrain

Belarus

Bolivia

Cambodia

Czech Republic

DRC

Dominican Republic

Gabon

Iraq

Netherlands

Panama

Peru

Qatar

Senegal

Serbia

Switzerland

Uganda

Uzbekistan

 

 

Albania

Australia

Brazil

Belarus

Costa Rica

Egypt

EU

 

Indonesia

Iraq

Kyrgyzstan

Sao Tome and Principe

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

 

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

[Bold] = SOGIESC-inclusive questions or recommendations 

 

Committee

Session / PSWG

Countries

CESCR

71 Session: 14 Feb – 04 Mar 2022

70 PSWG:  07 Mar – 11 Mar 2022

 

Lists of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:

 

Follow up:

Albania, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan; Australia

 

 

Bahrain, Belarus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Serbia, Uzbekistan

 

Bulgaria, Denmark, Ecuador, Slovakia, Switzerland

HRCtee

134 Session: 28 Feb – 25 Mar 2022

Lists of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:

Brazil, Egypt Turkmenistan

 

 

Bolivia, Cambodia, Iraq, Israel, Qatar

CEDAW

81 Session: 07 Feb – 25 Feb 2022

83 PSWG: 28 Feb – 04 Mar 2022

Lists of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:

Albania, Costa Rica, France, Gambia, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste; Belarus

 

Dominican Republic, Gabon, Lebanon, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Uganda, Uzbekistan

CRC

89 Session: 31 Jan – 11 Feb 2022

Concluding Observations:

Madagascar, Netherlands

CRPD

26 Session: 07 Mar – 25 Mar 2022

Lists of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:

European Union (EU)

 

 

Hungary, Jamaica, Mexico, Switzerland, Venezuela

 

PSWG – Pre-Sessional Working Group | CERD – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | CESCR – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | HRCtee – Human Rights Committee | CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women | CAT – Committee against Torture | CMW – Committee on Migrant Workers

Percentage of SOGIESC-inclusive Lists of Issues (January - March 2022)

Percentage of SOGIESC-inclusive Concluding Observations (January - March 2022)

 

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.

Committee

General Recommendation

 

CESCR

No new general comments adopted in January-March 2022

 

HRCtee

No new general comments adopted in January-March 2022

CEDAW

No new general comments adopted in January-March 2022

CRC

No new general comments adopted in January-March 2022

CRPD

No new general comments adopted in January-March 2022

 

Individual Communications

This section contains information about decisions made by the Committees on individual complaints. 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

CEDAW

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v. Sri Lanka

Communication No. 134/2018

Decision of 21 February 2022

Arts. 2(a) and (c)-(g), 5(a), 7(c), 15 and 16 in conjunction with art. 1 of the CEDAW Convention

Criminalisation of same-sex sexual activity under section 365A of the Sri Lankan Penal Code of 1883; persecution and harassment of a lesbian activist and her LGBTI organisation; the right to autonomy and choice of the family life

Violation

 

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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