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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, A/HRC/4/25, 18 January 2007

II. CLASSIFICATION OF THE SITUATIONS ADDRESSED BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR, 1994–2006 B. Standards and practices relevant to the rule of law, the smooth functioning of the judicial system and the right to a fair trial 21. There are many complex complaints about unequal access to justice. This problem particularly affects the most vulnerable groups (such […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/USA/CO/3/Rev.1, 27 July 2006: United States of America

9. The Committee welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence et al. v. Texas (2003), which declared unconstitutional legislation criminalizing homosexual relations between consenting adults. 25. The Committee notes with concern allegations of widespread incidence of violent crime perpetrated against persons of minority sexual orientation, including by law enforcement officials. It notes with concern the […]

Additional information supplied by the State party: Ireland, CERD/C/IRL/CO/2/Add.1, June 16, 2006

Equality legislation 81. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 provides further protections in the area of employment. This legislation prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the areas of employment on nine grounds; gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community. There are also in place the […]