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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/79/Add.97, 30 July 1998: Tanzania

23. The Committee calls on the State party to protect the freedom of an adult individual’s sexual conduct and to bring its laws into conformity with article 17 of the Covenant. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Tanzania-1998-eng

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/79/Add.92, 27 July 1998: Ecuador

8. The Committee welcomes the information that the Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional the criminalization of private homosexual relations between consenting adults and the law excluding persons charged under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act from the application of the new provisions on detention pending trial. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Ecuador-1998-eng

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/79/Add.88, 3 April 1998: Cyprus

11. The Committee notes with concern the discriminatory legal provisions which penalize homosexual acts and urges the State party to repeal them. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CCPR-Cyprus-1998-eng

Concluding Observations, A/53/38, paras. 354-427, 30 January 1998: Mexico

420. The Committee requests information in the next report on whether homosexuality is penalized in the criminal code. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CEDAW-Mexico-1998-eng

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/79/Add.85, 28 October 1997: Sudan

D. Subjects of concern and the Committee’s recommendations 8. The imposition in the State party of the death penalty for offences which cannot be characterized as the most serious, including apostasy, committing a third homosexual act, illicit sex, embezzlement by officials, and theft by force, is incompatible with article 6 of the Covenant. Moreover, some […]

Concluding Observations, A/50/40, paras. 266-304, 31 March 1995: United States of America

287. The Committee is concerned at the serious infringement of private life in some states which classify as a criminal offence sexual relations between adult consenting partners of the same sex carried out in private, and the consequences thereof for their enjoyment of other human rights without discrimination. Link to full text of the report: […]