Call for submission from the UN Special Rapporteur on Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy

23 October, 2019 | Alice Cruz

The following is a letter from Alice Cruz, GPZL Leadership Team observer, and UN Special Rapporteur on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy and their Family Members:

 

Dear Friends and partners,

I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/9.

I would like to inform you that I will dedicate my next thematic report with focus on policy model to eliminate discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members. This report is due to be presented at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2020.

Accordingly, I am seeking the views and inputs of Members and observer States, National Human Rights Institutions, United Nations agencies, international and regional organizations, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders. You are strongly encouraged to share the questionnaire with your national or regional branches and partners. The questionnaire is available on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. (https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Leprosy/Pages/LeprosyIndex.aspx)

Download the questionnaire here.

Please kindly take part in this consultation and submit the completed questionnaire, which will substantively inform the forthcoming report, in English, French or Spanish to srleprosy@ohchr.org no later than 30 November 2019, using the email title: “Submissions to the Questionnaire.” Where possible please limit the response to the questionnaire to 1500 words. Supporting documents can be attached. Should you need any further information or clarification to this end, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

Thank you in advance for your valuable contribution to the work of this mandate,

 

Alice Cruz

Special Rapporteur on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy and their Family Members