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SOGI Casebook chapters Archives: Universality equality and non discrimination

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, A/HRC/20/33/Add.1, 23 April 2012: Hungary

III. LEGAL HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK C. Specific legislation prohibiting racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance 15. The Special Rapporteur welcomes the adoption by Parliament on 22 December 2003, of Act No. CXXV on Equal Treatment and Promotion of Equal Opportunities (Equal Treatment Act) which entered into force on 27 January 2004. The Act constitutes […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/HRC/20/15/Add.1,10 April 2012: Ghana

III. HEALTH SYSTEM HIV/AIDS under NHIS 21. Although knowledge of HIV/AIDS in Ghana is high, this broad awareness has not translated into knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention. While 98 per cent of women and 99 per cent of men have heard of HIV/AIDS, only 25 per cent of women and 33 per cent of men possess […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/ZWE/CO/2-5, 23 March 2012: Zimbabwe

23. While noting the adoption of the new Domestic Violence Act in 2006, the Committee expresses its concern at the high prevalence of violence against women in the State party, in particular domestic and sexual violence, which remains, in many cases, underreported, as well as at the lack of statistical data disaggregated by sex, and […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/NOR/CO/8, 23 March 2012: Norway

33. While noting the elaboration of a bill “prohibiting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity”, which will be presented to the Parliament in 2013, and the establishment of the national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Knowledge Centre in 2011, the Committee is concerned at the discrimination in the State party against lesbian, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/19/55/Add.2, 23 February 2012: Ukraine

Ukraine 377. AL 24/11/10 Case no.: UKR 5/2010 State Reply: 04/02/11 – Alleged harassment against human rights defenders. 378. JUA 24/11/10 Case no.: UKR 6/2010 State Reply: 21/02/11 – Alleged attack against members of LGBTI organisations. Observations 379. The Special Rapporteur thanks the Government of Ukraine for providing details of the investigations carried out in […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/KOR/CO/3-4, 2 February 2012: Republic of Korea

Non-discrimination 28. The Committee regrets that the State party’s draft Anti-discrimination Act was discarded without consideration at the National Assembly in December 2007 and that the legislative definition of discrimination does not contain an express prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and nationality. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned at the multiple forms of discrimination […]