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SOGI UN source Archives: Committee against Torture

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/ARM/CO/4, 5 December 2016: Armenia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Inter-prisoner violence and violence and degrading treatment against homosexual prisoners and sex offenders 31. The Committee is concerned at reports of the high incidence of inter-prisoner violence in penitentiary institutions, including incidents of self-harm, and notes the lack of official statistics in this regard. It notes with concern […]

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, CAT/C/HND/CO/2, 10 August 2016: Honduras

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Violence committed on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity 49. The Committee expresses its concern at the information included in the periodic report about violent deaths of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, in particular the murder of 11 transgender women between 2010 and 2013. According to […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/MNG/CO/2, 9 August 2016: Mongolia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Violence against women and domestic violence 27. While welcoming the forthcoming entry into force on 1 September 2016 of the amended Criminal Code criminalizing domestic violence and other forms of violence against women and girls, including those belonging to sexual minorities, and the revised Law on Combating Domestic […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/TUN/CO/3, 6 May 2016: Tunisia

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations Forensic examinations as proof of sexual acts 41. The Committee notes with concern that consensual relations between persons of the same sex are criminalized in the State party and that persons suspected of being homosexual are forced by a judge’s order to submit to an anal examination conducted […]