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SOGI UN source Archives: Independent Expert on Minority Issues

Recommendations of the Forum on Minority Issues at its fifth session (27 and 28 November 2012), A/HRC/22/60, 28 December 2012

II. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS 16. In their efforts towards effective implementation of the Declaration, all actors should recognize and address multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination against persons belonging to minorities, including on the basis of sex, age, gender identity and disability, and the compounded negative impact upon the enjoyment of their rights. Link to full […]

Recommendations of the forum on minority issues at its third session (14 and 15 December 2010), A/HRC/16/46, 31 January 2011

II. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS 13. Particular attention should be given to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination against minorities, including on the basis of sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Intersectional discrimination deepens and complicates the impact of the denial of access to jobs, housing and other economic rights, making it more difficult to […]

Report of the Independent Expert on Minority Issues, A/HRC/13/23, 7 January 2010

IV. Minorities and effective political participation: a survey of law and national practices D. Preconditions for and obstacles to effective political participation 56. Discrimination is a key cause of the widespread marginalization of minorities in societies worldwide. It is also an obstacle to the effective participation of minorities. Discrimination can take different forms. Certain segments […]

Presentation of reports followed by an interactive dialogue: Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (E/CN.4/2006/56 and Corr.1 and Add.1), Report of the Independent Expert on minority issues (E/CN.4/2006/74), Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples (E/CN.4/2006/78 and Add.1-5)

Human Rights Council, Second session, Summary Record of the Third Meeting, A/HRC/2/SR.3, October 3, 2006 15. She [36] was devoting close attention to the particular situations of women in minority groups. Minority women and girls faced multiple forms of discrimination compounded by gender, which made them particularly vulnerable to violations and denials of their rights […]

Report of the Independent Expert on Minority Issues, E/CN.4/2006/74, January 6, 2006

28. Finally, the independent expert recognizes that some individuals within ethnic, religious, linguistic or national minority groups may experience multiple forms of discrimination because of other factors including gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or health status. This means that, within minority communities, some individuals who are already struggling against intolerable levels […]