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Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/19/61/Add.4, 29 February 2012: United Kingdom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Urgent Appeal (a) Urgent Appeal: Alleged risk of torture for asylum seeker facing deportation Case No. GBR 1/2011, 23/02/2011. State reply: None to date. 168. The Special Rapporteur regrets that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has not responded to this […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, A/HRC/7/3/Add.1, 19 February 2008: France

74. Hamid Balaei, âgé de 21 ans, d’origine iranienne. Il aurait fui l’Iran pour échapper aux poursuites liées à son orientation sexuelle un an et demi auparavant. Il aurait été arrêté par la police à Paris le 18 juillet 2007 et se trouverait en détention depuis lors. Sa déportation en Iran serait imminente. Des craintes […]

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights and mass exoduses, A/HRC/4/105, March 14, 2007: Argentina

Implementation of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 entitled “Human Rights Council” III. Overview of information provided by Member States Argentina 22. In Argentina, the status of refugee is recognized for “individuals who have been discriminated against for religious reasons, objections of conscience, gender, or sexual orientation”. Argentina has interpreted the definition of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, mission to Sweden, A/HRC/4/34/Add.3, February 6, 2007

34. While these types of vulnerabilities are generally not disputed and to some extent are also addressed by special legal provisions (see below), it is hotly debated whether cultural specificities contribute to the vulnerability of women with a foreign background. In this context, the phenomenon of “honour-related violence” has commanded much public attention, especially after […]

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, A/59/324, September 1, 2004

III. The principle of non-refoulement 39. The Special Rapporteur also wishes to draw attention to factors and circumstances that stem from conditions that may prevail in a country and touch at the same time upon the vulnerability of persons whose removal to such a country is at stake. Reference is made here to persons belonging […]