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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Universality equality and non discrimination

Recommendations of the Forum on Minority Issues at its fifth session (27 and 28 November 2012), A/HRC/22/60, 28 December 2012

II. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS 16. In their efforts towards effective implementation of the Declaration, all actors should recognize and address multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination against persons belonging to minorities, including on the basis of sex, age, gender identity and disability, and the compounded negative impact upon the enjoyment of their rights. Link to full […]

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, A/HRC/22/44, 24 December 2012

II. ACTIVITIES OF THE WORKING GROUP 2012 B. Country visits 2. Follow-up to country visits of the Working Group Malta 35. The Government provided information on various cases in which the Ombudsman effectively assisted in the protection of various rights, including the rights of rejected immigrants to marry and have a family; the right to […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, A/HRC/22/47/Add.1, 13 December 2012: Honduras

IV. SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS 64. The Special Rapporteur observed that, because of their legitimate work in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms, certain categories of human rights defenders are at particular risk, including journalists; defenders working on economic, social and cultural issues, including defenders working on indigenous, Afro-Honduran, environmental and land rights issues; […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/NOR/CO/6-7, 13 December 2012: Norway

Minorities and other vulnerable groups 21. The Committee notes with concern allegations of cases of ill-treatment, harassment, incitement to violence and hate speech towards minorities and other vulnerable groups in the State party, including persons belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community (art. 16). The Committee recalls that, in the light of […]

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 […]