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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/COL/CO/7-8, 2 October 2013: Colombia

35. While noting that the legal age of marriage in the State party is set at 18 years for both girls and boys, the Committee is concerned at the exception in the Civil Code of the State party which allows 14-year-old adolescents, both girls and boys, to get married with the consent of their parents […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/20/27/Add.3, 19 June 2012: Nigeria

Nigeria: Alleged restrictions on the rights to freedom of association and of peaceful assembly of groups defending lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights 228. JAL 20/12/2011. Case no. NGA 5/2011. State Reply: None to date. Excellency, We have the honour to address you in our capacities as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection […]

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/4/37/Add.1, March 27, 2007: Nigeria

511. On 10 April 2006, the Special Representative sent an urgent appeal to the Government concerning a “Bill for an Act to Make Provisions for the Prohibition of Relationship Between Persons of the Same Sex, Celebration of Marriage by Them, and for Other Matters Connected Therewith”. According to the information received, on 19 January 2006, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, A/HRC/4/24, 14 February 2007: Spain

II. CASE STUDIES AND RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE IMPACT OF CERTAIN LAWS AND ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES ON MIGRANTS D. Conditions for admission/stay Question: Please provide information regarding any existing requirements and conditions for marriages of non–nationals and/or of nationals with non–nationals as well as the possibility for withdrawing authorization to stay following separation; and […]

Communication No. 902/1999: New Zealand, CCPR/C/75/D/902/1999, Ms. Juliet Joslin et al. v. New Zealand, July 30, 2002

2.1 Ms. Joslin and Ms. Rowan commenced a lesbian relationship in January 1988. Since that point, they have jointly assumed responsibility for their children out of previous marriages. In living together, they have pooled finances and jointly own their common home. They maintain sexual relations. On 4 December 1995, they applied under the Marriage Act […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, E/CN.4/1997/47, February 12, 1997

8. The community may also be the site of restrictions on and regulations of female sexuality. In many instances, women and girl children are subjected to violence by their communities because of their sexuality and sexual behaviour. A key component of community identity, and therefore the demarcation of community boundaries, is the preservation of communal […]