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Concluding Observations, CEDAW/ECU/CO/7, 7 November 2008: Ecuador

28. While noting the prohibition of discrimination against sexual minorities referred to in Article 11, paragraph 2 of the new Constitution, the Committee is concerned with reports of discrimination against women on this ground. 29. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure investigation of such cases and undertake remedial action in line with its […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/SWE/CO/7, 8 April 2008: Sweden

9. The Committee commends the State party for the adoption, in November 2007, of the action plan to combat men’s violence against women, violence and oppression in the name of honour and violence in same-sex relationships. 10. The Committee welcomes the amendment of the Swedish Aliens Act in 2006, which provides for the granting of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, A/HRC/6/5, 20 July 2007

II. OVERVIEW OF THE MANDATE’S ISSUES OF CONCERN C. Vulnerable groups 1.Women 28. Women are in a particularly vulnerable situation as evidenced by numerous urgent appeals and allegation letters sent by various Special Rapporteurs. Since intolerance and discrimination is often applied with regard to multiple identities of the victim or group of victims, many women […]

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights defenders, E/CN.4/2002/106, 27 February 2002

1. Individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights 51. Others, such as peasants, environmental activists, members of religious, ethnic and sexual minorities, students, teachers and intellectuals – all working for the promotion and protection of human rights – have been subjected to human rights abuses. Equally, members of parliament, […]

Concluding Observations, A/54/38, paras. 161-201, 21 June 1999: Ireland

162. The representative of Ireland began his introduction by emphasizing Ireland’s involvement of women in politics, giving the example of the election of their second successive woman President, which followed an election in which four of the five candidates were women. Although the number of women in Parliament was still lower than desired, the Second […]

Concluding Observations, Kyrgyzstan, A/54/38, paras. 95-142, 27 January 1999: Kyrgyzstan

127. The Committee is concerned that lesbianism is classified as a sexual offence in the Penal Code. 128. The Committee recommends that lesbianism be reconceptualized as a sexual orientation and that penalties for its practice be abolished. Link to full text of the report: Concluding Observations-CEDAW-Kyrgyzstan-1999-eng