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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, CCPR/C/MAR/CO/6, 2 November 2016: Morocco

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity 11. The Committee is concerned at the criminalization of homosexuality, the fact that it is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 3 years and the arrests that have been made on that basis. It is […]

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/GHA/CO/1, 8 July 2016: Ghana

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination based on sexual orientation 43. The Committee is concerned about reports that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are subjected to discrimination, intimidation and harassment and about the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of such acts. The Committee notes with concern the explanation provided by the State […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/KWT/CO/3, 8 July 2016: Kuwait

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination and violence on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity 12. While the Committee respects the diversity of views on morality held by different cultures, it recalls that State laws and practices must always be subject to the principles of the universality of human rights and […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/32/36/Add.3, 17 June 2016: Kyrgyzstan

513. JAL 30/07/2015. Case no. KGZ 2/2015. State reply: None. Allegations of increased targeting of human rights defenders and civil society organisations, by both State and non-State actors, including in the context of retrogressive draft legislations and amendments, for their peaceful and legitimate human rights work. Observations Draft Bill on the formation of a positive […]