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General Comment No. 3: Implementation of article 14 by States parties, CAT/C/GC/3, 13 December 2012

8. Restitution is a form of redress designed to re-establish the victim’s situation before the violation of the Convention was committed, taking into consideration the specificities of each case. The preventive obligations under the Convention require States parties to ensure that a victim receiving such restitution is not placed in a position where he or […]

General Comment No. 13: The rights of the child to freedom from all forms of violence, CRC/GC/2011/13, 18 April 2011

VI. NATIONAL COORDINATION FRAMEWORK ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN 72. Elements to be mainstreamed into national coordinating frameworks. Children in potentially vulnerable situations. Groups of children which are likely to be exposed to violence include, but are not limited to, children: not living with their biological parents, but in various forms of alternative care; not registered […]

General Recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights, CEDAW/C/GC/27, 16 December 2010

Specific areas of concern 13. The discrimination experienced by older women is often multidimensional, with the age factor compounding other forms of discrimination based on gender, ethnic origin, disability, poverty levels, sexual orientation and gender identity, migrant status, marital and family status, literacy and other grounds. Older women who are members of minority, ethnic or […]

General Recommendation No. 28 on the core obligations of States parties under article 2 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW/C/GC/28, 16 December 2010

III. GENERAL OBLIGATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 2 A. Introductory sentence of article 2 18. Intersectionality is a basic concept for understanding the scope of the general obligations of States parties contained in article 2. The discrimination of women based on sex and gender is inextricably linked with other factors that affect women, such as race, […]