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Concluding Observations, CAT/C/NAM/CO/2, 1 December 2016: Namibia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Non-refoulement 26. The Committee notes that the bill on prevention and combating of torture provides for the prohibition of refoulement, in accordance with the Convention, and that the delegation gave assurances that no one has been expelled to a country where they risk being subjected to torture. However, […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/ECU/CO/7, 28 November 2016: Ecuador

B. Positive aspects 6. The Committee commends the State party’s efforts to adjust its policies and procedures in order to ensure greater protection for human rights and to apply the Convention, in particular: (b) The adoption of a protocol for the treatment of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community who are […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/MAR/CO/6, 2 November 2016: Morocco

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity 11. The Committee is concerned at the criminalization of homosexuality, the fact that it is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 3 years and the arrests that have been made on that basis. It is […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/JAM/CO/4, 1 November 2016: Jamaica

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Prohibition of discrimination 15. The Committee is concerned that the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms does not protect all persons against all forms of discrimination and contains saving clauses that are contrary to the provisions of the Covenant. It regrets that the right to freedom from discrimination […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SVK/CO/4, 31 October 2016: Slovakia

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons 14. While the Committee welcomes the amendment to the Criminal Code introducing sexual orientation among the aggravating grounds of a criminal offence, it notes that hate speech legislation does not cover sexual orientation and gender identity. It is concerned about […]