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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Universality equality and non discrimination

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/AUS/CO/4, 28 August 2012: Australia

29.While welcoming the People of Australia – Australia’s Multicultural Policy and the State party’s National Anti-Racism Partnership and Strategy, the Committee notes with concern that racial discrimination in general remains a problem. It is particularly concerned at: … The absence of federal legislation protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/67/227, 3 August 2012

III. REPORT ON VIOLENCE AGAINS WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES B. Social model understanding of violence against women with disabilities 27. Lesbians and other sexual minorities who identify as female and who have disabilities confront social barriers, isolation, exclusion and violence due to both sexual minority status and disability. Lesbians with psychosocial disabilities have been largely excluded […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water, A/HRC/21/42, 2 July 2012

II. UNDERSTANDING STIGMA AND ITS DRIVERS 12. Stigma relates closely to power and inequality, and those with power can deploy it at will. Stigma can broadly be understood as a process of dehumanizing, degrading, discrediting and devaluing people in certain population groups, often based on a feeling of disgust. Put differently, there is a perception […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, A/HRC/20/19, 7 June 2012

V. STATUS AND ROLE OF PROSECUTORS B. Functions and role of prosecutors in relation to judicial and other actors The role of prosecutors in ensuring non-discriminatory practices 53. Selection criteria for prosecutors should embody safeguards against appointments based on partiality or prejudice, without discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/HRC/20/15/Add.2, 4 June 2012: Viet Nam

V. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS 43. Problems of data collection and intervention design are exacerbated by the stigmatization of vulnerable groups. The Commission on AIDS in Asia confirmed that the HIV epidemic in Asia is largely driven by vulnerable groups, including female sex workers (FSWs), injecting drug users (IDUs) and men who have sex […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism: implementation of General Assembly resolution 66/143, A/HRC/20/38, 29 May 2012

II. ADDRESSING THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGES POSED BY EXTREMIST POLITICAL PARTIES, MOVEMENTS AND GROUPS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS. B. Persistence of racial violence against vulnerable groups 8. While minorities, migrants, foreigners, asylum seekers and refugees continue to be the main victims of racist and xenophobic violence by individuals linked […]