UPR 11 – recommendations on sexual orientation and gender identity

Published: May 17, 2011

Belgium
Recommendations made: Take all appropriate action, including programmes of education and training, in order to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; Protect gender identity and expression under anti-discriminatory laws and policies.
Status of recommendations: Accepted.

Denmark
No references.
Palau
Recommendations made: Repeal all provisions in domestic legislation criminalizing consensual sexual activity between same sex adults and combat discrimination against LGBT through political, legislative and administrative measures.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Somalia
No references.
Seychelles
Recommendations made: Repeal all provisions in its domestic law criminalizing consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex and combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual persons through political, legislative and administrative measures.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Solomon Islands
Recommendations made: Repeal all provisions which criminalize sexual activity between consenting adults in conformity with international obligations.
Status of recommendations: Accepted.

Latvia
Recommendations made: Increase efforts to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation; Provide general information about anti-discrimination and reform the curriculum in schools to put regularly emphasis on information about gender equality, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and ethnic minorities; Adopt legislation that recognizes homophobic and transphobic motivation as an aggravating circumstance in the criminal law.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Sierra Leone
Recommendations made: Repeal all provisions which may be applied to criminalize sexual activity between consenting adults.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Singapore
Recommendations made: [report currently unavailable] Status of recommendations:

Suriname
Recommendations made: Equalise the age of consent for opposite and same-sex conduct, and adopt appropriate legislative and other measures to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Greece
Recommendations made: Include sexual orientation and gender identity as grounds for protection in anti-discrimination legislation and policies.
Status of recommendations: Accepted.
Recommendations made: Incorporate in the legislation the combat against discrimination based on gender identity or expression; consider recognizing same sex couples.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Samoa
Recommendations made: Repeal all provisions which may be applied to criminalize sexual activity between consenting adults and adopt appropriate legislative measures to include sexual orientation and gender identity in equality and non-discrimination laws.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Recommendations made: Institute policies and initiatives to address discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity; Repeal all discriminatory provisions against LGBT people.
Status of recommendations: Pending.
Recommendations made: Implement the 2008 recommendation of the UN Human Rights Committee to repeal the section 146 of the Criminal Code that criminalizes sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex.
Status of recommendations: Rejected.

Sudan
No references.

Hungary
Recommendations made: Ensure the cardinal laws, resulting from the new Fundamental Law, do not contain provisions that discriminate against people with disabilities, women and LGBT people; strengthen hate crimes laws to protect against violence motivated by gender identity, sexual orientation and intolerance, and to implement public awareness campaigns, to include law enforcement officials, to combat intolerance; Introduce the necessary measures to ensure full respect for the rights of persons with disabilities and women, as well as persons with a different sexual orientation; Adopt measures to combat discrimination and promote equal economic and social opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and groups; Confirm its commitment to equality and non-discrimination by explicitly prohibiting any discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Status of recommendations: Accepted.

Papua New Guinea
Recommendations made: Decriminalize sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex; Amend national legislation to include sexual orientation and gender as prohibited grounds for discrimination.
Status of recommendations: Pending.

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