Introducing: UN Treaty Bodies quarterly reports
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Dear friends and fellow activists,
we are glad to introduce our latest publication: ILGA World’s UN Treaty Bodies quarterly reports.

These reports will 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 untreaties@ilga.org.
The complete list of our reports on Treaty Bodies sessions is available here.

 

Download the latest quarterly Treaty Bodies report

October - December 2019

 

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

Andorra
Australia
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia
Cabo Verde
Canada
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador

Israel
Kazakhstan
Lithuania
Mexico
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Senegal
Seychelles
Slovakia
Switzerland
Uzbekistan

 

Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bolivia
Cambodia
Croatia
Ecuador
Eswatini
Kyrgyzstan

Latvia
Maldives
Namibia
Nicaragua
Serbia
Spain
Switzerland
Ukraine

 

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

CRC

82nd Session: 9–27 Sep 2019
84th PSWG: 30 Sep–4 Oct 2019

State reports:

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mozambique, Portugal, Republic of Korea

Lists of Issues:

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eswatini, Tunisia

CED
17th Session: 30 Sep–11 Oct 2019

State reports:

Bolivia, Slovakia

Lists of Issues:

Mongolia, Nigeria, Switzerland

HRCtee
127th Session: 14 Oct–8 Nov 2019

State reports:

Belgium, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Mexico, Senegal

Lists of Issues:

Afghanistan, Bolivia, Croatia, Nicaragua, Spain, Ukraine

CESCR
66th Session: 30 Sep–18 Oct 2019
65th PSWG: 21–25 Oct 2019

State reports:

Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, Switzerland

Lists of Issues:

Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Serbia

CEDAW
74th Session: 21 Oct–8 Nov 2019
76th PSWG: 11–15 Nov 2019

State reports:

Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Seychelles

Lists of Issues:

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Switzerland

CAT
68th Session: 11 Nov–6 Dec 2019

State reports:

Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Latvia, Niger, Portugal, Uzbekistan  

Lists of Issues:

Armenia, Cuba, Ecuador, Finland, Monaco, Namibia

CERD
100th Session: 25 Nov–13 Dec 2019

State reports:

Cambodia, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Uzbekistan

Lists of Issues:

Cambodia, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Uzbekistan

PSWG – Pre-Sessional Working Group | CRC – Committee on the Rights of the Child | CED – Committee on Enforced Disappearances | HRCtee – Human Rights Committee | CESCR – Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | CEDAW – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women | CAT – Committee against Torture | CERD – Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

 

The chart shows the percentage of SOGIESC-inclusive recommendations by Treaty Bodies (October-December 2019). To find out more, download the report at https://ilga.org/downloads/Treaty-Bodies-SOGIESC-report4-2019.pdf

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 between October and December 2019. 

 

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.

No decision on SOGIESC were made between October and December 2019.

 

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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