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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/MDA/CO/3, 31 October 2016: Moldova

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations


11. While welcoming the measures adopted by the State party to combat discrimination, including the adoption of Law No. 121 and the strategy on inclusive diversity for the period 2016-2026, the Committee remains concerned about reports that individuals belonging to certain groups continue to face de facto discrimination, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, Roma and Muslims (arts. 2 and 26).

12. The State party should ensure that all individuals belonging to groups that have faced discrimination in the past are effectively protected from violations of their rights under the Covenant, including by:

(a) Ensuring that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are effectively protected under Law No. 121, and combating stereotypes and prejudice against such persons through awareness-raising campaigns;

Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Moldova-2016-eng