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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/22/47, 16 January 2013

V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS B. Recommendations 119. To Member States: (g) Should establish a focal point or an entity dedicated to human rights defenders with specific attention to groups of defenders at particular risk such as women defenders and those working for women’s rights and gender issues; those working on the rights of lesbian, gay, […]

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, A/HRC/22/44, 24 December 2012

II. ACTIVITIES OF THE WORKING GROUP 2012 B. Country visits 2. Follow-up to country visits of the Working Group Malta 35. The Government provided information on various cases in which the Ombudsman effectively assisted in the protection of various rights, including the rights of rejected immigrants to marry and have a family; the right to […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/20/16/Add.6, 21 June 2012: Italy

II. SPECIFIC OBSERVATIONS 98. With reference to what the UN report states about the presence of transsexual prisoners in male wings of prisons, it is to be said that the management of that category of prisoners still represents a critical issue. With the purpose of ensuring a decent detention to transsexual prisoners, (who are 77, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, A/HRC/20/26/Add.1, 10 April 2012: Austria

III. Normative and institutional framework A. The legal framework for the protection of human rights 18. With regard to discrimination, Austria has adopted a number of laws associated with different procedures and institutions. The 1979 Equal Treatment Act was revised in 2004 and prohibits discrimination in working life on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/19/61,18 January 2012

IV. IDENTIFYING BEST PRACTICES AND ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY C. Composition 62. Where human rights violations have had a distinct ethnic, racial, or religious dimension, it is important to include people who fully understand the plight of affected communities. Under all circumstances careful attention should be paid to the inclusion of women in […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/MNE/CO/1, 4 November 2011: Montenegro

4. The committee welcomes the adoption, since the entry into force of the convention for the state party, of several legislative measures aimed at eliminating discrimination against women, including: law on gender equality (2007) which prohibits discrimination based on sex and provides for measures to promote equal opportunities for women and men in all spheres […]