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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 and physical abuse in police stations with denial of fundamental legal safeguards (arts. 2, 11, 12, 13 and 16).

The State party should take effective measures to protect the LGBT community from attacks, abuse and arbitrary detention and ensure that all acts of violence are promptly, effectively and impartially investigated and prosecuted, perpetrators brought to justice and victims provided with redress.

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CAT-Peru-2013-eng