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SOGI UN keywords Archives: Access to justice

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/ARM/CO/4, 5 December 2016: Armenia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Inter-prisoner violence and violence and degrading treatment against homosexual prisoners and sex offenders 31. The Committee is concerned at reports of the high incidence of inter-prisoner violence in penitentiary institutions, including incidents of self-harm, and notes the lack of official statistics in this regard. It notes with concern […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/NAM/CO/2, 1 December 2016: Namibia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Non-refoulement 26. The Committee notes that the bill on prevention and combating of torture provides for the prohibition of refoulement, in accordance with the Convention, and that the delegation gave assurances that no one has been expelled to a country where they risk being subjected to torture. However, […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/ECU/CO/7, 28 November 2016: Ecuador

B. Positive aspects 6. The Committee commends the State party’s efforts to adjust its policies and procedures in order to ensure greater protection for human rights and to apply the Convention, in particular: (b) The adoption of a protocol for the treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community who are […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/AZE/CO/4, 2 November 2016: Azerbaijan

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity 8. The Committee is concerned that the existing anti-discrimination legal framework does not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is also concerned about impunity for reported acts of: (a) […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/JAM/CO/4, 1 November 2016: Jamaica

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Prohibition of discrimination 15. The Committee is concerned that the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms does not protect all persons against all forms of discrimination and contains saving clauses that are contrary to the provisions of the Covenant. It regrets that the right to freedom from discrimination […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/POL/CO/7, 31 October 2016: Poland

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Non-discrimination 13. The Committee remains concerned that the Act on Equal Treatment does not afford protection against discrimination in all areas on all the grounds prohibited under the Covenant, including sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and political opinion. The Committee is also concerned that claiming and obtaining compensation […]