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Call for Inputs – Report on persons with albinism and the right to education

Issued by

Independent Expert on the rights of persons with albinism


12 November 2023

Purpose: To inform the report of the Independent Expert on albinism, to the 55th session of the Human Rights Council – March 2024

The Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism will focus her report to the 55th session of the Human Rights Council on the right to education for persons with albinism. It is worthwhile to note that persons with albinism are also recognised as persons with disabilities due to their visual impairment and particular susceptibility to skin cancer as a result of the lack or absence of melanin in their skin.

To inform her report, the Independent Expert wishes to receive written inputs from relevant stakeholders, including national governments, national and international non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, international and regional inter-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and entities, activists, academics and persons with albinism themselves.

Key questions and types of input/comments sought

The Independent Expert invites all interested stakeholders to share their views and provide information on the following questions/issues:

Download the questionnaire (PDF):
English | Français | Español

How inputs will be used

The inputs will be used to inform the report of the Independent Expert on albinism to the HRC 55th session. Contributors should indicate whether they do not consent to having their input published publicly.

Next Steps

Input/comments may be sent by e-mail. They must be received by 12 November 2023.

Email address:
[email protected]

Email subject line:
Submission to the albinism mandate – HRC report 2024

Word limit:

File formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted languages:
English, Spanish, French