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Mapping Discrimination Reports

UPR: United States of America (USA), 22nd Session, 2015

Executive Summary This report examines the United States’ (U.S.) compliance with its international human rights obligations in the protection of minorities and vulnerable groups from hate crimes and related discrimination. During the U.S.’ first cycle through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), amongst 27 recommendations to the U.S. […]

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UPR: Tajikistan, 25th Session, 2015

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: Tajikistan Executive Summary The prevalence in Tajik society of conservative strains of Islam, combined with traditional practices predicated on the subservience of women and a lack of government action, has led to overwhelming structural discrimination against women. This is […]

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UPR: Samoa, 25th Session, 2015

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: Samoa Executive Summary Drawing on ICAAD’s research, this submission highlights issues of structural discrimination that impact women and girls in Samoa. The research examines Samoa’s compliance with its international human rights obligations on the issue of violence against women […]

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UPR: Sierra Leone, 24th Session, 2015

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: Sierra Leone Executive Summary Drawing on ICAAD’s research, this submission highlights issues of structural discrimination that impact women and minorities in Sierra Leone. The research examines Sierra Leone’s compliance with its international human rights obligations on the issues of: […]

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UPR: Solomon Islands, 24th Session, 2015

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review: Solomon Islands Executive Summary  Drawing on ICAAD’s research, this submission highlights issues of structural discrimination that impact women and minorities in the Solomon Islands. The research examines the Solomon Island’s compliance with its international human rights obligations on the […]

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UPR: Nauru, 23rd Session, 2015

Since its last UPR Review, Nauru has taken some concrete steps to combat gender inequality and violence against women. Issues remain in terms of amending legislation to include a specific domestic violence law; better data collection; and ensuring that gender stereotypes and cultural norms don’t impact accountability […]

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UPR: Austria, 23rd session, 2015

Despite the presumptions that come with its status as a developed Western European state, Austria has been criticized over its weak implementation of measures to reduce sexual and gender based violence against women and increase the protection of minorities and their rights. One of these is the […]

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UPR: Rwanda, 23rd session, 2015

The report examines Rwanda’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, covering among other issues, gender based violence, gender equality, and treatment of ethnic and religious minorities. Rwanda continues to face a legacy of cultural tradition that subordinates women. Males remain in firm control of the household and its […]

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UPR: Spain, 21st Session, 2014

The report examines Spain’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, covering: gender based violence, treatment of ethnic and religious minorities, treatment of  immigrants, unlawful detention, and law enforcement abuse. Focus of the Spain UPR 2014 Report: Violence Against Women / Reproductive Rights Situation of Ethnic Minorities Situation […]

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UPR: Fiji, 20th Session, 2014

Drawing on ICAAD’s research, this submission highlights issues of structural discrimination that impactwomen and minorities. Furthermore, the research examines Fiji’s compliance with its international human rights obligations on the issues of: violence against women, women in the labor market, the unfair treatment of ethnic minorities, the LGBTIQ community, and […]

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