Concluding Observations, CRC/C/ERI/CO/4, 5 June 2015: Eritrea
IV. Main areas of concern and recommendations
B. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12 of the Convention)
24. The Committee notes as positive the efforts made by the State party to eliminate discrimination, in particular those aimed at reducing regional disparities in access to social services. The Committee is concerned, however, that:
(c) The criminalization of consensual same-sex conduct under the transitional penal code encourages the stigmatization of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual persons, including children, as well as the stigmatization of and discrimination against children from families formed by such persons.
25. The Committee recommends that the State party continue its efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination against all children, both in law and in practice. The Committee also recommends that the State party:
(d) Repeal the legal provisions criminalizing homosexuality and, by raising public awareness of equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, ensure that children who belong to groups of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual persons or children from families formed by such persons are not subject to any form of discrimination.
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