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Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, A/HRC/27/68/Add.1, 23 September 2014: Brazil

IV. Thematic areas E. Administration of justice 2. Criminal justice system 71. The São Paulo State Secretary of Penitentiary Administration has developed a human rights education programme. The course includes information on the legal framework of non-discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women, people with disabilities, religious groups, and on laws on racial […]

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, A/69/318, 15 August 2014

17. The Working Group found that despite Government commitment and initiatives in the area of law and policy, the dismantling of racial discrimination remained slow. Afro-Brazilians constituted more than half of the population, yet they were underrepresented and invisible in the major power structures, the media and the private sector. Institutional racism, discrimination and xenophobia […]

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, A/HRC/24/52/Add.1, 5 August 2013: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

III. Legal framework, mechanisms, policies and practices B. National level 16. According to the Government, the Equality Act (2010) simplifies and harmonizes legislation by replacing previous anti-discrimination laws on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age and disability. It covers direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimization and failure to make reasonable adjustments for persons […]

Report of the working group on people of African descent, A/HRC/21/60/Add.1, 13 August 2012: Portugal

II. CONTEXT OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN PORTUGAL B. Framework for the protection of the human rights of people of African descent 2. The national policy and legal framework 19. In Portugal’s legal regime, racism and its prohibition are referred to in article 13 of the Constitution, article 240 of the Criminal Code, Law […]