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Alekseev v. Russian Federation, Communication No. 1873/2009, 25 October 2013: Russian Federation

The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 The author is a homosexual and a human rights activist. From 2006 to 2008, the author, together with other activists, tried to organize a number of peaceful assemblies (gay pride marches) in Moscow, which were all banned by the municipal authorities. 2.2 On 11 July 2008, the […]

M. I. v. Sweden, Communication No. 2149/2012, 25 July 2013: Sweden

The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 The author used to live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where her parents and siblings still live. She alleges that she is lesbian and that her parents learned about this around the end of 2002 or the beginning of 2003. Subsequently, her parents arranged a marriage for her with […]

Fedotova v. Russian Federation, Communication No. 1932/2010, 30 November 2012: Russian Federation

2.1 The author is an openly lesbian woman and an activist in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Russian Federation. In 2009 she, together with other individuals, tried to hold a peaceful assembly in Moscow (so called “Gay Pride”), which was banned by the Moscow authorities. A similar initiative […]

Communication No. 1361/2005 : Colombia, CCPR/C/89/D/1361/2005, X v. Colombia, May 14,2007

The facts as presented by the author 2.1 On 27 July 1993, the author’s life partner Mr. Y died after a relationship of 22 years, during which they lived together for 7 years. On 16 September 1994, the author, who was economically dependent on his late partner, lodged an application with the Social Welfare Fund […]

Communication No. 34/2004: Denmark, CERD/C/68/D/34/2004, March 15, 2006

7.2 The issue before the Committee is whether the State party fulfilled its positive obligation to take effective action against reported incidents of racial discrimination, having regard to the extent to which it investigated the petitioner’s complaint under section 266 (b) of the Criminal Code. This provision criminalizes public statements by which a group of […]

Communication No. 213/2002: Sweden, CAT/C/31/D/213/2002, Mr. E. J. V. M. v Sweden, November 28, 2003

( The complainant is E. J. V. M., a Costa Rican citizen, born in 1956, currently residing clandestinely in Sweden, following the rejection by Sweden on 19 February 2002 of his application for asylum) 2.5 The complainant claims that, because of his Communist affiliations, he was prevented from working in the National Theatre Company and […]