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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/29/25/Add.3, 27 April 2015: Russian Federation

431. JUA 12/08/2014. Case no: RUS 6/2014. State reply: 06/10/2014. Alleged attack, smear campaign, stigmatization and acts of intimidation against members of non-governmental organizations who have their offices in the Human Rights House Voronezh. Observations 439. Moreover, the Special Rapporteur seizes the opportunity of this report to stress the concerns expressed in his last year […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/RUS/CO/7, 31 March 2015: Russian Federation

[Sourced from the advance unedited edition.] C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity 10. The Committee is concerned: (a) about reports of discrimination, hate speech, violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and activists and violation of their rights to freedom of expression […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, A/HRC/28/64, 5 January 2015

III. Hate speech and incitement to hatred against minorities in the media B. Examples 35. There are numerous examples, both historical and present-day, of how media is used as a means of portraying minority groups in an offensive and stereotyped way and, in the most extreme cases, to directly incite violence. The Nazi regime used […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, A/69/335, 21 August 2014

g>IV. Restrictions to children’s right to freedom of expression 39. Judicial systems often play a significant role in altering engrained authoritarian practices. There are as yet few examples of court decisions affirming children’s right to freedom of expression and access to information. However, there is a growing number of examples within educational settings, especially in […]

Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, A/HRC/26/39/Add.2, 12 June 2014: China

VII. Women facing multiple forms of discrimination D. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women 77. The Working Group is concerned that lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in China are subject to multiple forms of discrimination and violence in educational establishments, workplaces and the family. According to the results of a survey in 2009, over a third […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.3, 28 February 2014: Ukraine

436. JAL 21/12/2012 Case no: UKR 3/2012 State reply: 18/03/2013 Alleged attack against LGBT rights defenders. Observations 440. The Special Rapporteur is concerned by the threats to and harassment of LGBT rights defenders in Ukraine, as mentioned in the communication dated 21 December 2012, and reiterates her concerns about the treatment of LGBT community under […]