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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Decriminalisation

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/PER/CO/5, 27 March 2013: Peru

8.The Committee is concerned at reports of discrimination and acts of violence suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (arts. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26). The State party should state clearly and officially that it does not tolerate any form of social […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/PRY/CO/3, 26 March 2013: Paraguay

9. The Committee regrets that the State party has not yet adopted the bill submitted to the Senate in May 2007 to outlaw all forms of discrimination, since stereotyping, discrimination and marginalization are still prevalent and are especially detrimental to women, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, people of African descent, and lesbians, gays, bisexuals and […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/CHN/HKG/CO/3, 26 March 2013: Hong Kong, China

23. The Committee is concerned about the absence of legislation explicitly prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and reported discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the private sector (article 2 and 26). Hong Kong, China should consider enacting legislation that specifically prohibits discrimination on ground of sexual orientation and gender […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/BLZ/CO/1, 26 March 2013: Belize

13. The Committee takes note that certain individuals in the State party have instituted proceedings challenging the constitutionality of section 53 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits same sex relations, and of section 5(1)(e) of the Immigrations Act, which includes homosexuals on the list of prohibited persons for purposes of immigration. The Committee further notes […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/MKD/CO/4-5, 1 March 2013: Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

10. While noting that discrimination based on sex is prohibited by Article 9 of the Constitution, the 2010 Law for Prevention and Protection Against Discrimination and the 2012 Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, the Committee is concerned at the failure of the State Party to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the grounds of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/22/53, 1 February 2013

III. APPLYING THE TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT PROTECTION FRAMEWORK IN HEALTH-CARE SETTINGS C. Interpretative and guiding principles 3. Stigmatized identities 36. In a 2011 report (A/HRC/19/41), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights examined discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity in health-care settings. She […]