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Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHN-HKG/CO/5, 3 December 2015: China (Hong Kong)

B. Positive aspects 4. The Committee welcomes the following legislative measures in areas of relevance to the Convention: (a) The adoption of the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (Ord. No. 23 of 2012), which establishes a statutory process to request the non-refoulement protection of article 3 of the Convention; (b) The 2008 and 2010 amendments to […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/KOR/CO/4, 3 November 2015: Republic of Korea

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Non-discrimination 12. While noting the existence of a number of individual laws prohibiting specific forms of discrimination, the Committee is concerned that comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation is lacking. It is particularly concerned about the current lack of legislation defining and prohibiting racial discrimination and discrimination on the grounds of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/HRC/29/33/Add.1, 1 May 2015: Malaysia

IV. Groups in vulnerable situations A. The right to health of women and girls 1. Sexual and reproductive health and rights 32. However, the Special Rapporteur is concerned that, on the basis of certain restrictive interpretations of religious and cultural values and beliefs which dominate the political discourse and praxis, women and girls do not […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, A/HRC/28/70, 12 March 2015

[Excerpt from the advance unedited version.] I. Introduction 1. The Islamic Republic of Iran participated in a second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in October 2014. A total of 104 delegations presented some 291 recommendations related to rights guaranteed by five international human rights conventions[1] ratified by Iran. The majority of these recommendations […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/KGZ/CO/4, 6 March 2015: Kyrgyzstan

C. Principle (sic) areas of concern and recommendations Definition of discrimination against women and discriminatory laws 9. The Committee notes the adoption of a new Constitution by the State party in 2010 and of the Law on State Guarantees of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women, of 2008, which provides a definition of […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/BEL/CO/7, 14 November 2014: Belgium

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Disadvantaged groups of women 44. The Committee is concerned that, to obtain legal recognition of their gender, transgender women need to undergo a lengthy and burdensome procedure and are required to undergo a psychiatric assessment and compulsory sterilization or surgery. 45. The Committee recommends that the State party: […]