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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/KWT/CO/3, 8 July 2016: Kuwait

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity 12. While the Committee respects the diversity of views on morality held by different cultures, it recalls that State laws and practices must always be subject to the principles of the universality of human rights and […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/KWT/CO/2, 18 November 2011: Kuwait

30. The Committee is concerned about the criminalization of sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex, and also about the new criminal offence of “imitating members of the opposite sex”. It is also concerned about reported acts of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, including reports of harassment, arbitrary arrest […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/KWT/CO/2, 28 June 2011: Kuwait

Discrimination and violence against vulnerable groups 25. The Committee is concerned at reports that vulnerable groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons are subjected to discrimination and ill-treatment, including sexual violence, both in public and domestic settings. (arts. 2 and 16). The State party should investigate crimes related to discrimination directed towards […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, “Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective: violence against women”, E/CN.4/2005/72/Add.1, March 18, 2005: Kuwait

Urgent appeal 232. On 15 July 2004, the Special Rapporteur sent an urgent appeal jointly with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance concerning A.M.Al-D., aged 27 and male by birth, who underwent sex-change surgery in 2001 and changed his name from Ahmed to a women’s name. She […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, E/CN.4/2001/64, February 13, 2001: Kuwait

176. On 26 January 2000, the Special Rapporteur transmitted an urgent appeal to the Government regarding the sentencing on 22 January 2000 of Dr. Alya Shu’ayb, Laila Al-Othman and Yahia Al-Rubay’an to two months in jail and a fine for writings that were said to cause harm to religion and to morality since they mentioned […]