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Concluding Observations, CAT/C/ARM/CO/4, 5 December 2016: Armenia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Inter-prisoner violence and violence and degrading treatment against homosexual prisoners and sex offenders 31. The Committee is concerned at reports of the high incidence of inter-prisoner violence in penitentiary institutions, including incidents of self-harm, and notes the lack of official statistics in this regard. It notes with concern […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/NAM/CO/2, 23 March 2016: Namibia

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Non-discrimination 9. While noting the measures taken to eliminate discrimination, the Committee is concerned that protection against discrimination is insufficient. It is particularly concerned about: (b) Discrimination, harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, including cases of so-called “corrective rape” against lesbians; (c) Discrimination on […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/USA/CO/3-5, 20 November 2014: United States of America

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Protection of prisoners against violence, including sexual assault 21. The Committee is seriously concerned at the widespread prevalence of sexual violence, including rape, in prisons, jails and other places of detention, by staff and other inmates. It also notes with concern the disproportionally high rate of sexual violence […]

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, A/HRC/27/68/Add.1, 23 September 2014: Brazil

IV. Thematic areas E. Administration of justice 2. Criminal justice system 71. The São Paulo State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration has developed a human rights education programme. The course includes information on the legal framework of non-discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women, people with disabilities, religious groups, and on laws on racial […]

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/68/295, 9 August 2013

III. Review of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners B. Targeted review of preliminary areas: minimum set of procedural principles and safeguards Scope and application of the Rules 28. Although Rule 95 clarifies that the scope of Rule 4 (1) extends to all persons deprived of their liberty, it is nevertheless important […]

Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, A/HRC/13/39/Add.2, 21 December 2009: Uruguay

Santiago Vázquez Prison (COMCAR), Montevideo Visited on 26 March 2009 General information 112. The Special Rapporteur was received by the Director of the prison, Comisario Inspector Jose L. Beledo Pérez, and his two deputies. In an open and cooperative manner the Director admitted that everybody knew that “our prisons are terrible”. The prison is the […]