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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/JPN/CO/5, 18 December 2008: Japan

29. The Committee is concerned about discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in employment, housing, social security, health care, education and other fields regulated by law, as exemplified by article 23 (1) of the Public Housing Law, which applies only to married and unmarried opposite-sex couples and effectively bars unmarried same-sex couples from […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/IRL/CO/3, 30 July 2008: Ireland

8. The Committee, while noting with satisfaction the State party’s intention to adopt legislation on a civil partnership bill, expresses its concern that no provisions regarding taxation and social welfare are proposed at present. It is furthermore concerned that the State party has not recognized a change of gender by transgender persons by permitting birth […]

Communication No. 1361/2005 : Colombia, CCPR/C/89/D/1361/2005, X v. Colombia, May 14,2007

The facts as presented by the author 2.1 On 27 July 1993, the author’s life partner Mr. Y died after a relationship of 22 years, during which they lived together for 7 years. On 16 September 1994, the author, who was economically dependent on his late partner, lodged an application with the Social Welfare Fund […]