C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations

Discrimination based on sexual orientation

23. The Committee is concerned at the fact that homosexuality is an offence under the Criminal Code and at reports of homosexuals being subject to threats to their physical integrity, persecution and acts of violence (art. 16).

The State party should decriminalize homosexuality and take all necessary measures to effectively protect homosexuals from threats and any form of violence (CCPR/C/BDI/CO/2, para. 8); and, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, investigate any cases involving violations of their physical integrity.

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CAT-Burundi-2014-eng

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