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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Decriminalisation

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/PER/CO/5-6, 21 January 2013: Peru

Attacks against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community 22. The Committee is seriously concerned at reports of harassment and violent attacks, some of which have resulted in deaths, against the LGBT community by members of the national police, armed forces, municipal security patrols (serenos) and prison officials and at arbitrary detention […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/RUS/CO/5, 11 December 2012: Russian Federation

Violent attacks because of race, ethnicity, or identity of the victims 15. The Committee is concerned at persistent reports of discrimination and abuses including violent attacks and abuses against Roma and other ethnic minorities, migrant workers, foreign nationals, and others targeted because of their identity or social marginalization, including the death in custody of a […]

Fedotova v. Russian Federation, Communication No. 1932/2010, 30 November 2012: Russian Federation

2.1 The author is an openly lesbian woman and an activist in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Russian Federation. In 2009 she, together with other individuals, tried to hold a peaceful assembly in Moscow (so called “Gay Pride”), which was banned by the Moscow authorities. A similar initiative […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/TUR/CO/1, 13 November 2012: Turkey

8. The Committee is concerned that the current legislation of the State party on discrimination is not comprehensive, thus failing to protect against discrimination on all the grounds enumerated in the Covenant. In particular, the Committee is concerned about the lack of specific reference to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of gender identity […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/PHL/CO/4, 13 November 2012: Philippines

10. While welcoming the decision of the Supreme Court in the Ang Ladlad case and the statement of the delegation that it will take up a leadership role to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, the Committee is concerned that LGBT persons are subjected to arrest and prosecution by means of the “grave […]