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Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, A/HRC/29/46/Add.1, 20 April 2015: Republic of Korea

IV. Institutional framework for combating racism 21. NHRCK has a mandate to investigate the human rights violations perpetrated by central and local governments and to provide remedies to the victims. The Commission also has jurisdiction over discrimination committed by private entities and organizations on the basis of sex, religion, disability, age, social status, nationality, race, […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/MWI/CO/1/Add.1, 23 July 2014: Malawi

National human rights institution 6. The Committee is concerned that the Malawi Human Rights Commission does not function fully independently and is not yet adequately funded. The reluctance of the Commission to engage in issues related to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons is also a source of concern for the […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, A/HRC/26/28/Add.1, 4 June 2014: Mozambique

III. Legal and institutional framework 12. The Constitution encompasses the right to equality and states that no discrimination shall be permitted on legislative, political, economic or social grounds.[9] Explicit protection is provided on the basis of colour, race, sex, ethnic origin, place of birth, religion, level of education, social position, the marital status of one’s […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, A/HRC/26/50, 10 April 2014

II. Extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-Nazis, skinhead groups and similar extremist ideological movements, particularly in the context of the current economic crisis B. The persistence of persecution, racial violence and xenophobic crimes against vulnerable groups 10. Indeed, an increase in incidents involving racist violence perpetrated by extremist movements and groups, including neo-Nazis, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.2, 26 February 2014: Togo

IV. Situation of human rights defenders C. Defenders working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons 77. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is a new group that the Special Rapporteur identified during her follow-up visit. Many of those working on LGBT issues have only organized themselves in recent years, […]

Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, A/HRC/23/50/Add.1, 15 March 2013: Moldova

III. The legal framework and its implementation: improvements and challenges   17. Article 171 of the Criminal Code defines and sanctions rape and provides for a number of aggravating circumstances such as recidivism and age of the victim. Article 172 sanctions “homosexuality or satisfying sexual needs in perverted forms committed through the physical or mental […]