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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/28/63/Add.1, 4 March 2015: Kyrgyzstan

400. JAL 06/05/2014 Case no: KGZ 1/2014 State reply: none to date

Alleged discriminatory consequences and negative impact on the peaceful and legitimate work of human rights defenders of the draft Bill “On the formation of a positive attitude toward non-traditional forms of sexual relations”.

404. PR 26/11/2014 Kyrgyzstan: “Don’t condemn LGBT people to silence” – UN rights experts urge Parliament to withdraw anti-gay bill


406. The Special Rapporteur expresses particular concern regarding two draft laws which are being considered by the Parliament that would restrict the work of human rights defenders and defenders working on the rights of LGBT persons. He is concerned by the draft bill “On the formation of a positive attitude toward non-traditional forms of sexual relations”, which would impose a range of criminal and administrative sanctions for disseminating information that encourages what are considered “non-traditional sexual relations” in the Kyrgyz Republic. He notes that in April 2014 the Human Rights Committee underlined reports of violence against LGBT persons by both State and non-State actors, and the failure on the part of the State to address such violence. The Special Rapporteur reiterates his concerns given that the draft law passed its first reading at the parliament in October 2014 and urges the Kyrgyz Parliament to reject the proposed law, which would be in contravention to fundamental human rights and impede the work of LGBT activists in the country.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRHRD-Communications and replies-2015-eng-fra-esp

Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Kyrgyzstan-1-2014-eng

Link to the press release: (link active 2 July 2015)