Concluding Observations, E/C.12/URY/CO/3-4, 1 December 2010: Uruguay
7. The Committee notes with concern the persisting discrimination against, and the social and economic marginalization of, minority groups in the State party, including persons of African descent, and widespread discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Committee notes that such discrimination and marginalization are reflected in all areas covered by the Covenant, most notably health care, education, employment and access to housing. The Committee regrets that the State party has not provided information on the budget allocations for its plans and programmes in this area or on the impact of measures taken so far to combat discrimination against these groups (art. 2, para. 2).
The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a comprehensive anti-discrimination law, taking into account the Committee’s general comment No. 20 (2009) on non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural Rights, and prioritize the effective implementation of existing programmes to eliminate all forms of discrimination in law and in practice.
Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CESCR-Uruguay-2010-eng