Concluding Observations, E/C.12/ETH/CO/1-3, 31 May 2012: Ethiopia
8. The Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet adopted a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill. The Committee also notes with concern that the Penal Code criminalizes homosexuality (art.2).
The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill, and take urgent steps to amend the Penal Code to decriminalise homosexuality. The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to combat and prevent discrimination and societal stigma, in particular against persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, as well as persons belonging to marginalised and disadvantaged groups, and ensure their enjoyment of the rights enshrined in the Covenant, in particular access to employment, social services, health care, and education.
The Committee draws the attention of the State party to its general comment No. 20 (2009) on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural Rights.
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