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Concluding Observations, CRC/C/PRT/CO/3-4, 31 January 2014: Portugal

Non-discrimination 25. The Committee welcomes the numerous measures, programmes and plans of action initiated by the State party to address discrimination in the context of children and families living in poverty, and groups in disadvantaged situations, notably the National Strategy for the Integration of the Roma Communities for the period 2013-2020, and other measures to […]

Report of the working group on people of African descent, A/HRC/21/60/Add.1, 13 August 2012: Portugal

II. CONTEXT OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN PORTUGAL B. Framework for the protection of the human rights of people of African descent 2. The national policy and legal framework 19. In Portugal’s legal regime, racism and its prohibition are referred to in article 13 of the Constitution, article 240 of the Criminal Code, Law […]

Acórdão N0. 359/2009, Processo N0. 779/07, 1a Secção, Tribunal Constitucional, Portugal (9 July 2009)

Procedural Posture The petitioners appealed a ruling of the Lisbon Court of Appeal, which had confirmed a lower court’s decision. Facts Denied the right to marry, a lesbian couple appealed to the Constitutional Court. Issue Whether denial of the right to marry violated constitutional rights. Domestic Law Constitution of Portugal, Articles 13 (non-discrimination) and 36 […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/PRT/CO/4, 19 February 2008: Portugal

17. The Committee notes that article 240 of the new Penal Code, concerning non-discrimination, now covers not only discrimination based on race, colour, ethnic or national origin and religion, but also discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation. It is nonetheless concerned by reports of numerous acts of violence of a discriminatory nature directed against […]