Universal Periodic Review: Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Video Webcast

Published: January 9, 2009

Universal Periodic Review: Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Video Webcast

Working Group Report on Bolivia A/HRC/WG.6/7/L.6
I. Summary of the proceedings of the review process B. Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review
40. France ? inquired about measures aimed at changing societal attitudes with regard to sexual orientation.
42. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ? asked about the protection of vulnerable groups and about combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
63. (Bolivia replied that) population groups with a different sexual orientation and gender identity, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, were recognized and included in the national plan on human rights. By presidential decree, June 28 had been declared the national day for people with diverse sexual orientation in Bolivia. The Constitution forbade all forms of discrimination, including against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
69. Colombia expressed appreciation for the national report, in which Bolivia reaffirmed its commitment to combating all forms of discrimination (including against LGBT persons).
II. Conclusions and/or recommendations
98. The recommendations formulated during the interactive dialogue and listed below have been examined by Bolivia and enjoy its support:
26. To include sexual orientation and gender identity in all laws and initiatives combating discrimination and promoting equality, and to develop public education and sensitivity programmes and make them available, including to police, military, judicial, prison and other authorities (Netherlands)
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