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SOGI UN source Archives: Committee against Torture

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/COL/CO/4, 4 May 2010: Colombia

Complaints of torture and impunity 11. While there has been an overall reduction in the number of complaints of torture since the last periodic review in 2004, the Committee is concerned that the incidence of torture in the State party remains high and shows specific patterns that point to widespread practice. The Committee notes that, […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/MDA/CO/2, 29 March 2010: Republic of Moldova

Minorities and marginalized groups 27. The Committee notes with concern reports of violence and hatred towards minorities, especially Roma, and other vulnerable groups in the Republic of Moldova, including alleged recent manifestations of hate speech and intolerance against homosexuals (art. 16). The Committee recalls in the light of its general comment No. 2 on the […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/LTU/CO/2,19 January 2009: Lithuania

4. The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts at the State level to reform its legislation, policies and procedures in order to ensure better protection of human rights, including the right not to be subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in particular: (a)The Law on Equal Treatment which […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CRI/CO/2, 7 July 2008: Costa Rica

11. The Committee takes note of the efforts made by the State party to address cases of abuse of authority by border guards and prison staff, including specific recommendations that officials should avoid actions or omissions which violate rights. However, the Committee remains concerned at cases of abuse of immigrants and citizens, especially on the […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/SWE/CO/5, 4 June 2008: Sweden

5. The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts at the State level to reform its legislation, policies and procedures in order to ensure better protection of human rights, including the right not to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment, in particular: The amendment of the Swedish Aliens Act in 2006, which introduces a new […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/LVA/CO/2, 19 February 2008: Latvia

19.While noting a number of measures adopted by the State party, including the recent amendment to article 48 of the Criminal Law to include racial motivation as an aggravating factor for criminal liability, the Committee expresses its concern at report of acts of violence against and discrimination of vulnerable groups, including Roma and the lesbian, […]