UPR 18th Session: Recommendations Relating to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Published: February 7, 2014

New Zealand Recommendation: Provide, in accordance with its obligations under international

human rights law instruments, effective protection for the family as the fundamental and
natural unit of society.
Status: Pending to the 26th session of the HRC in June 2014.
Afghanistan Recommendations: Implement the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women; Continue
with actions aimed at eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls; Take effective
measures to prevent child and forced marriages; Put forward its utmost efforts to abolish practices such as honor
killing, early forced marriage and domestic violence both at the legal and policy levels; Strengthen efforts in eliminating discrimination and
violence against women, also by raising the awareness of the public and training officials in
judiciary and law enforcement at all levels that will include human rights of women.
 
Status:
Accepted.
Recommendations: Repeal article 398 of the Afghan Penal Code with a view to ensuring full accountability for the perpetrators of so called honour killings.
Status:
Pending to HRC26.
Recommendations: Abolish the practice of prosecuting women for “moral crimes";Ensure non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and repeal the provisions of the penal code which criminalise sexual relation between consenting adults of the same sex.
 
Status:
Rejected.
 
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