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Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received, A/HRC/4/19/Add.1, June 5, 2007: Germany

66. According to the information received, on 1 January 2006, the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg introduced a questionnaire directed principally at Muslims who want to obtain German citizenship. They are required to fill out a 30- question questionnaire concerning a number of issues, including attitudes towards equality between men and women, homosexuality and […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, mission to Iran, E/CN.4/2006/61/Add.3, March 27, 2006

51. The Penal Code in Iran divides crimes based on the punishment prescribed for each type of offence. Hudud crimes refer to crimes which are considered sins and which have mandatory punishments provided for in the Koran. Applicable punishments are: the death penalty; crucifixion; stoning; amputation of the right hand and, for repeat offences, the […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, E/CN.4/2001/64, February 13, 2001: Kuwait

176. On 26 January 2000, the Special Rapporteur transmitted an urgent appeal to the Government regarding the sentencing on 22 January 2000 of Dr. Alya Shu’ayb, Laila Al-Othman and Yahia Al-Rubay’an to two months in jail and a fine for writings that were said to cause harm to religion and to morality since they mentioned […]

Special Rapporteur on the right to education, E/CN.4/2001/52, January 11, 2001

75. Domestic courts have started to recognize that children themselves have standing to vindicate their right to education and rights in education. The Supreme Court of Colombia examined a complaint by two boys who had been prevented from continuing their education by attending evening classes (they had to work during the day, being too poor […]

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 […]

Toonen v. Australia, Communication No. 488/1992, 4 April 1994: Australia

The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 The author is an activist for the promotion of the rights of homosexuals in Tasmania, one of Australia’s six constitutive states. He challenges two provisions of the Tasmanian Criminal Code, namely, sections 122 (a) and (c) and 123, which criminalize various forms of sexual contact between men, […]