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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/NAM/CO/2, 23 March 2016: Namibia

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Non-discrimination 9. While noting the measures taken to eliminate discrimination, the Committee is concerned that protection against discrimination is insufficient. It is particularly concerned about: (b) Discrimination, harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, including cases of so-called “corrective rape” against lesbians; (c) Discrimination on […]

General Recommendation No. 32 on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women, CEDAW/C/GC/32, 14 November 2014

II. Scope of the general recommendation 6. The Committee has, in previous general recommendations, clarified that articles 1, 2 (f) and 5 (a) of the Convention read together indicate that the Convention covers sex- and gender-based discrimination against women. The Committee has explained that application of the Convention to gender-based discrimination falls under the definition […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/19/61/Add.4, 29 February 2012: United Kingdom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Urgent Appeal (a) Urgent Appeal: Alleged risk of torture for asylum seeker facing deportation Case No. GBR 1/2011, 23/02/2011. State reply: None to date. 168. The Special Rapporteur regrets that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has not responded to this […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/NLD/CO/5, 5 February 2010: Netherlands

6. The Committee welcomes the initiatives and measures developed by the Netherlands to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and honour-related killings, as well as the commitment to protect women against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, as indicated in the introductory statement of the delegation of the State party. 25. The Committee calls […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SWE/CO/6, 7 May 2009: Sweden

3. The Committee welcomes the various legislative, administrative and practical measures taken to improve the promotion and protection of human rights in the State party since the examination of the fifth periodic report, in particular: (a) The inclusion of a new provision in the Constitution in 2003 (The Instrument of Government, chap. 1, art. 2, […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/SWE/CO/5, 4 June 2008: Sweden

5. The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts at the State level to reform its legislation, policies and procedures in order to ensure better protection of human rights, including the right not to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment, in particular: The amendment of the Swedish Aliens Act in 2006, which introduces a new […]