No Challenge in UN Third Committee on the Renewal of Independent Expert on SOGI

The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution presenting the Annual Report of the Human Rights Council today without challenge to the extension of the mandate of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IE SOGI).
In 2016 when the mandate was created, an amendment challenging it was tabled at  the Third Committee. This year, a record-high number of States supported the renewal of the mandate at the Human Rights Council in July, and the mandate was not challenged in the Third Committee. This is a clear indication that the international community is becoming both more aware and less tolerant of violence and discrimination on the basis of SOGI.

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A report on the #RenewIESOGI process is here

In July 2019, our communities won a historic victory with the successful renewal of the mandate of the Independent Expert on violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: a new report by ARC International, ILGA World and ISHR explains how the process played out. Reading these pages will allow you to follow the steps in the process that led the Human Rights Council to #RenewIESOGI. Human rights defenders around the world advocated for the adoption of the resolution.
In the end, 27 States voted in favour of the renewal of the mandate with 52 States from every region of the world co-sponsoring the resolution. These record-high numbers signal a shift: it is reassuring to witness that the international community is becoming both more aware and less tolerant of violence and discrimination on the basis of SOGI!

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Registrations for our International Dialogue in India are still open

You are still on time to register for our International Dialogue.
The Dialogue will take place in Delhi, India, and will be a remarkable opportunity to reflect on best practices for advancing human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) using the tools of international law, domestic litigation, and apology/reparation.
The Dialogue will revolve around “Rising Through the Challenge: documenting and analysing best practices for advancing human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) using the tools of international law, domestic litigation, and apology/reparation.”
The deadline for registration is November 7th.

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Les inscriptions à notre dialogue international en Inde sont toujours ouvertes

Les inscriptions à notre dialogue international sont toujours ouvertes. Le dialogue se déroulera à l’OP Jindal Global University à Delhi, en Inde, et constituera une occasion remarquable de réfléchir sur l’orientation sexuelle, l’identité ou l’identité de genre et les caractéristiques de sexe (OSIEGCS) en utilisant les outils du droit international, des litiges nationaux et des excuses/réparation.
Le thème du dialogue sera « Grandir en relevant le défi : documenter et analyser les meilleures pratiques pour faire avancer les droits humains reliés à l’orientation sexuelle, l’identité ou expression de genre et les caractéristiques sexuelles (OSIEGCS) en utilisant les outils du droit international, des litiges nationaux et des excuses/réparation ».
La date limite d’inscription est le 7 novembre

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Siguen abiertas las inscripciones para nuestro Diálogo Internacional

Siguen abiertas las inscripciones para nuestro Diálogo Internacional que se llevará a cabo en Delhi, India. El Diálogo será una oportunidad extraordinaria para reflexionar sobre las mejores prácticas para promover los derechos humanos relacionados con la orientación sexual, la identidad y expresión de género y las características sexuales (OSIEGCS) utilizando las herramientas de derecho internacional, litigio doméstico y disculpa / reparación.
El  tema del Diálogo será “Emergiendo a través del desafío: documentación y análisis de buenas prácticas para el avance de los derechos humanos relacionados con orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género y características sexuales, utilizando las herramientas del derecho internacional, el litigio doméstico y de disculpa/reparación del daño”.
La fecha límite para registrarse es el 7 de noviembre.

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