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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/PER/CO/5, 27 March 2013: Peru

8.The Committee is concerned at reports of discrimination and acts of violence suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (arts. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26).

The State party should state clearly and officially that it does not tolerate any form of social stigmatization of homosexuality, bisexuality or transexuality, or discrimination or violence against persons because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It should also amend its laws with a view to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The State party should provide effective protection to LGBT individuals and ensure the investigation, prosecution and punishment of any act of violence motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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