Concluding Observations, E/C.12/DOM/CO/4, 7 October 2016: Dominican Republic
C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
25. The Committee is concerned at the persistence of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, which prevents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons from effectively enjoying their economic, social and cultural rights. In particular, the Committee is concerned by the fact that transgender women are subjected to violence, including by law enforcement officials (art. 2).
26. The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a policy that fully addresses discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and that it remove any provision from its legal order that may have a discriminatory effect on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and may prevent the full enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Dominican Republic-2016-eng