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

355. JAL 12/12/2012 Case no: RUS 8/2012 State reply: 24/01/2013 Alleged impending first reading of the draft federal law No. 44554-6 introducing amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences regarding the propaganda of homosexuality. 359. JAL 12/07/2013 Case no: RUS 4/2013 State reply: 24/10/2013 Alleged attack against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/RUS/CO/4-5, 31 January 2014: Russian Federation

24. The Committee is also concerned at the recent legislation of the State party prohibiting “propaganda of unconventional sexual relationships”, generally intended protect children, but which encourages the stigmatization of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, including children, and children from LGBTI families. The Committee is particularly concerned that the […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/RUS/CO/4-5, 31 January 2014: Russian Federation

B. General principles (arts. 2, 3, 6 and 12 of the Convention) Non-discrimination 24. The Committee is also concerned at the recent legislation of the State party prohibiting “propaganda of unconventional sexual relationships”, generally intended protect children, but which encourages the stigmatization of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, including […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/UKR/CO/7, 23 July 2013: Ukraine

8. The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Law on principles of preventing and combating discrimination as well as the proposed amendments relating inter alia to a reversed burden of proof in civil proceedings and recognition of sexual orientation as a protected ground in the Labour Code. Nonetheless, the Committee is concerned that sexual orientation […]

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 […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, A/HRC/23/34/Add.1, 11 March 2013: Russian Federation

IV. Cultural rights: good practices and challenges 36. The Special Rapporteur visited the Youth Centre for Theatre and Cinema, supported by the Saint Petersburg authorities and the Federal Ministry of Culture. This interesting institution enables young artists to run their own theatre, with about 200 actors and 25 directors. On the occasion of festivals on […]