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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/MRT/CO/1, 30 October 2013: Mauritania

8. The Committee notes with concern that homosexuality is considered to be a crime and is punishable by the death penalty, in violation of the provisions of the Covenant (arts. 2, 6, 17 and 26). The Committee respects the cultural diversity and moral principles of all countries, but recalls that these always remain subordinate to […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/67/275, 9 August 2012

III. Restrictions on the death penalty C. Most serious crimes 1. Background 36. The Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee have determined that the following offences do not meet the “most serious crimes” threshold: abduction not resulting in death (CCPR/CO/72/GTM, para. 17), abetting suicide (A/50/40, para. 449), adultery (CCPR/C/79/Add.25, para. 8), apostasy […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/YEM/CO/5, 23 April 2012: Yemen

13. The Committee is concerned that the Yemeni legislation continues to criminalize homosexuality, which incurs the death penalty (arts. 2, 6 and 26). The State party should repeal or amend all legislation, which provides for or could result in prosecution and punishment of people because of their sexual orientation. Link to full text of the […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/IRN/CO/3, 29 November 2011: Islamic Republic of Iran

10. The Committee is concerned that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community face harassment, persecution, cruel punishment and even the death penalty. It is also concerned that these persons face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, including with respect to access to employment, housing, education and health care, as well […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Communications to and from Governments, A/HRC/14/24/Add.1,18 June 2010: Uganda-Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Concerns about proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill Violation alleged: Non-respect of international standards on safeguards and restrictions relating to the imposition of capital punishment Subject(s) of appeal: Group concern Character of reply: No response Observations of the Special Rapporteur: The Special Rapporteur regrets that the Government of Uganda has failed to cooperate with the mandate that […]