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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/32/36, 31 May 2016

[Cited from the advance unedited version.] III. Fundamentalism and its impact on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association A. Introduction 10. The present report can be viewed as a sequel to the Special Rapporteur’s 2014 report to the Council on threats against groups most at risk when exercising assembly and association […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/TUN/CO/3, 6 May 2016: Tunisia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Forensic examinations as proof of sexual acts 41. The Committee notes with concern that consensual relations between persons of the same sex are criminalized in the State party and that persons suspected of being homosexual are forced by a judge’s order to submit to an anal examination conducted […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/HRC/32/32, 4 April 2016

II. Understanding adolescence and its implications for the right to health A. A period of transition 12. The transition towards adulthood is characterized by the changing nature of relationships. Across cultures, adolescents begin to attach far greater significance to and are increasingly influenced by their peer group and less by family and caregivers.[14] Adolescents also […]

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 […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, A/HRC/31/69, 10 March 2016

[Cited from the advance unedited version.] 14. The Special Rapporteur also notes that vague and broadly defined hudud provisions in the penal code, loosely defined as “crimes against God,”[10] often criminalise acts that are either not recognised as crimes under international laws and standards or not considered serious enough to warrant capital punishment. These include […]