Info Note on UN Special Procedures (October 2023): Calls for input and upcoming country visits

 

This is the 71st monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures: call for inputs and upcoming country visits.

This issue includes:

Calls for inputBusiness enterprises; Environment; Extreme poverty; Freedom of religion; Foreign debt; Housing; Human rights defenders; Sale of children; Torture; Unilateral coercive measures.

Upcoming country visitsAlgeria; Australia; Bahamas; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Côte d'Ivoire; Finland; Georgia; Honduras; Jordan; Mauritania; Mongolia; Peru; Philippines; Republic of Moldova; Sweden; Tajikistan; The Netherlands; Tunisia.

  

Calls for input

Mandate

Call

Deadline

Additional Info

Special Rapporteur on housing and the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty

Call for inputs: Decriminalization of homelessness and extreme poverty

06 Oct 2023

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Questionnaire:EN | SP | FR

NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on housing

Call for inputs from the mandate for the country visit to the Netherlands (to be presented at the HRC 55)

06 Oct 2023

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on racism

Call for inputs from the mandate for the country visit to the United States of America (to be presented at the HRC 56)

09 Oct 2023

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NEW!!! Working Group on business enterprises

Call for inputs: report on “Investors, ESG and Human Rights” (to be presented at the HRC 56)

13 Oct 2023

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Special Rapporteur on the sale of children

Call for inputs from the mandate for the country visit to Australia (to be presented at the HRC 58)

20 Oct 2023

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NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Call for input from the mandate for the country visit to Georgia (to be presented at the HRC 58)

20 Oct 2023

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Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

Call for inputs: report on “Advocacy of Hatred Based on Religion or Belief – Transformative Responses” (to be presented at the HRC 55)

29 Oct 2023

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NEW!!! Independent Expert on foreign debt

Call for inputs: “Fiscal legitimacy through human rights” (to be presented at the HRC 55)

30 Oct 2023

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Special Rapporteur on torture

Call for contributions from the mandate for the country visit to Ukraine (to be presented at the HRC 55)

31 Oct 2023

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Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Calls for inputs for the Sanctions Research Platform

01 Jan 2024

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: requests information on LGBTI persons

 

Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI

 

The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1 to 3 fact-finding country visits per year.

He visited Cambodia in 2023, the United States of America in 2022, Tunisia in 2021, Ukraine in 2019, and Georgia and Mozambique in 2018.
In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests. On 4 July 2018, Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. The Independent Expert also requested a visit to Japan (8 October 2019), Tunisia (19 November 2019), India and Colombia (both 7 January 2020), Cambodia (28 March 2020), and Fiji and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (both 24 May 2022).

In this section, you may find information about the current status of the requests. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If your country is planned for the Independent Expert’s visit and you wish to engage with ILGA on this, please contact us ([email protected]).

Country

Current Status

Argentina*

Visit conducted on 1–10 Mar 2017.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishSpanish

Press Release: EnglishSpanish

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Armenia*

Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)

Burkina Faso

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)

Cambodia

Visit conducted on 10–20 Jan 2023.

End of Mission Statement: English

Press Release: English

Colombia*

Request to postpone (7 Apr 2020)

Fiji*

 Visit request (24 May 2022)

Georgia*

Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishGeorgian

Press Release: EnglishGeorgian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Ghana*

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

India*

Visit request (7 Jan 2020)

Japan*

Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)

Kenya*

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)

Malta*

Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)

     Mozambique*

Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese

Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Nepal

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Poland*

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Sri Lanka*

Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).

Background note

Thailand*

Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Tunisia*

Visit conducted on 8 -18 Jun 2021

End of Mission Statement: EnglishArabicFrench

Press Release: EnglishArabicFrench

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

Ukraine*

Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishUkrainian

Press Release: EnglishRussianUkrainian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*

Accepting dates: 24 Apr – 5 May 2023 (6 Feb 2023)

End of Mission Statement: English

United States of      America*

Visit conducted on 15 - 26 Aug 2022

End of Mission Statement: English

Press Release: English

 

* Countries with standing invitations. A standing invitation is an open invitation extended by a Government to all thematic special procedures. By extending a standing invitation States announce that they will always accept requests to visit from all special procedures.

  

Upcoming country visits by other mandates

This information is regularly updated by the OHCHR here.
To find out how to support the visits, please contact the respective mandate-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here

Country

Mandate

Dates

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore

Terrorism

12 – 19 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mercenaries

3 – 11 Oct 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

Summary executions

6 – 21 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!! Russian Federation

Minority issues

1 – 18 Apr 2022

POSTPONED!!! Costa Rica

 Minority issues

4 – 16 May 2023

NEW!!! Peru

Health

TBC 2023/2024

Mauritania

Discrimination against women and girls

25 Sep – 6 Oct 2023

Peru

Summary executions

25 Sep – 6 Oct 2023

NEW!!! Botswana

Environment

2 Oct – 10 Oct 2023

Canada

Water and sanitation

2 – 13 Oct 2023

Tajikistan

Minority issues

 9 – 20 Oct 2023

Sweden

Freedom of religion or belief

11 – 17 Oct 2023

Chile

 Torture

16 – 28 Oct 2023

Honduras

Freedom of expression

17 – 27 Oct 2023

Australia

Sale of children

30 Oct – 10 Nov 2023

NEW!!! Georgia

Human rights defenders

30 Oct – 08 Nov 2023

Mongolia

Independence of judges and lawyers

6 – 15 Nov 2023

NEW!!! Philippines

Climate change

6 – 15 Nov 2023

NEW!!! Côte d'Ivoire

Slavery

6 – 17 Nov 2023

Republic of Moldova

Older persons

7 – 16 Nov 2023

Finland

Education

21 – 30 Nov 2023

Bahamas

Arbitrary Detention

27 Nov – 8 Dec 2023

NEW!!! Algeria

Human rights defenders

27 Nov – 8 Dec 2023

The Netherlands

Housing

11 – 21 Dec 2023

Tunisia

Business enterprises

1 Jan – 31 Mar 2024

Philippines

Freedom of expression

23 Jan – 2 Feb 2024

Chile

Cultural Rights

25 Mar – 5 Apr 2024

Canada

Arbitrary Detention

13 – 24 May 2024

NEW!!! Jordan

Cultural Rights

20 – 31 May 2024

Burkina Faso

Trafficking

10 Jul – 19 Jul 2024

Chile

Independence of judges and lawyers

29 Jul – 9 Aug 2024

Colombia

Business enterprises

29 Jul – 9 Aug 2024

 

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