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Call for inputs by the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) in advance of country visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (24 April to 5 May 2023)

Issued by

Special Procedures

Deadline

12 March 2023

Purpose: To inform the country visit of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to be conducted from 24 April to 5 May 2023.

The Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI), Mr. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, is collecting information in preparation of his visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is scheduled to take place from 24 April to 5 May 2023.

In accordance with the established practice of UN Special Procedures mandate holders, the Independent Expert welcomes all relevant submissions from civil society organisations and other stakeholders – particularly those defending the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse (LGBT+) people – that they may wish to transmit for his consideration in preparation for the visit.

Particularly useful information could include:

  • Recent analytical reports or surveys related to protection from violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK);
  • Information on policies, programmes, and the legal framework pertaining to protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, including any protection gaps that may exist;
  • Priority issues, concerns, and/or situations that may warrant the attention of the Independent Expert during his visit;
  • Suggestions of key issues to examine and related places to visit, as relevant to the mandate of the Independent Expert;
  • Suggestions of civil society actors and/or Government institutions or officials in the UK, or any of its four constituent nations, with whom to meet during the country visit.

Please submit your written inputs by 12 March 2023 to [email protected] (indicating “2023 Visit to the UK” in the subject heading of the email submission).

For further information, please refer to the background note on the Independent Expert’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Download the questionnaire (PDF):
English

Next Steps

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

Email address:
[email protected]

Email subject line:
“2023 Visit to the UK”

Word limit:
2500 words

File formats:
Word or PDF

Accepted languages:
English, French, Spanish