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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.2, 26 February 2014: Togo

IV. Situation of human rights defenders C. Defenders working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons 77. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is a new group that the Special Rapporteur identified during her follow-up visit. Many of those working on LGBT issues have only organized themselves in recent years, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, A/67/328, 22 August 2012

II. Contributions received from Member States Greece 30. The Government referred to the new draft law for the integration into the Greek legal order of Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA for addressing certain forms and manifestations of racism and xenophobia through the criminal law. The law includes provision for the prosecution of racist and intolerance offences; the […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/TGO/CO/4, 18 April 2011: Togo

14. The Committee remains concerned about the criminalization of sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex, punishable by 1 to 3 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to 500,000 CFA francs under article 88 of the current Criminal Code. As pointed out by the Committee and other international human rights bodies, […]

Attacks on Justice 2005: Togo

Despite the principle of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary enshrined in the 1992 Constitution, most judges are under the control of the executive. (more…)

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Attacks on Justice 2002: Togo

Human rights defenders and political opponents throughout Togo were said to have come under constant harassment. Lawyers have difficulties in the exercise of their profession, notably when assisting detainees en garde à vue. (more…)

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