SOGIESC issues at the UN Treaty Bodies (Jun-Sep 2021)
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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 July to September 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 (July - September 2021)
in English - en español

 

 

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

Brazil
Colombia
Czech Republic
Eswatini
France
Mongolia
Netherlands
Panama
Poland
Togo
Switzerland

 

Albania
Armenia
Bhutan
Burundi
Canada
Chile
Ecuador
Estonia
Eswatini
France

Finland
Guatemala
Honduras
Mozambique
Netherlands
Poland
Togo
Turkey
Spain
Switzerland
Zambia

 

 

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

HRCtee

132 Session: 28 Jun- 23 Jul 2021

 

 

List of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations: 

Togo, Burundi, Albania, Canada, Ecuador, France, Mozambique, Timor-Leste, Turkey

 

 

Togo

CRC

88 Session: 06 Sep - 24 Sep 2021

 

 

 

 

 

90 PSWG: 27 Sep - 01 Oct 2021

 

Lists of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:  

 

 

Lists of Issues:

 

 

Czech Republic, Eswatini, Poland, Switzerland

 

 

 Czech Republic, Eswatini, Poland, Switzerland

 

 

 Chile, Zambia, Bhutan, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Peru, Sierra Leone

 

CRPD

 

25 Online Session: 06 Aug- 14 Sep 2021

 

List of Issues:

 

Concluding Observations:

Djibouti, France

 

Djibouti, France

CED

21 Online Session: 13 Sep- 24 Sep 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Lists of Issues:

 

 

Concluding Observations: 

 

Costa Rica, Mali, Mauritania, France, Spain, Brazil, Panama

 

 

 France, Spain, Brazil, Panama

 

CERD

104 Session: 19 Apr- 30 Apr 2021

 

 

 

List of Issues:

 

 

Concluding Observations:

Lebanon, Netherlands, India

 

 

Lebanon, Netherlands

CEDAW

 

81 Virtual PSWG : 05 Jul- 09 Jul 2021

 

List of Issues:

 

Armenia, Djibouti, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Turkey, Estonia, Netherlands, Niger

 

PSWG – Pre-Sessional Working Group |  HRCtee – Human Rights Committee | CRC – Committee on the Rights of the Child | CED– Committee on Enforced Disappearances | CERD – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | CRPD – Committee of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

 

 

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 July-September 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

H.G. v.Sweden

Communication No. 3266/2018

Decision of 23 Jul 2021

 

 

CAT

H.S. v. Denmark

Communication No. 792/2016

Decision of 19 Jul 2021

 

Arts. 7 and 17 of the ICCPR

Deportation of a gay man to Afghanistan

Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, right to family life; deportation and asylum rejection on sexual orientation grounds

Inadmissible

 

Art. 3 of the CAT Convention

Deportation of a lesbian woman to Uganda

Non-refoulement; torture; deportation and asylum rejection on sexual orientation grounds

Non-violation

 

HRCtee– Human Rights Committee| ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights| CAT – Committee against Torture

 

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

 

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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