Treaty Bodies’ jurisprudence on SOGIESC issues

 

The following list summarises all Treaty Bodies’ jurisprudence on SOGIESC issues, including decisions and pending cases.

So far, the Treaty Bodies have reviewed cased related to LGBT persons only. Cases are grouped in the table by topics and in chronological order within each topic.

 

Treaty Bodies’ Jurisprudence on SOGIESC

 

Committee

Case title

Communication number

Submission date

Views date

Relevant articles

Subject matter

Documents

Result

Criminalisation of same-sex relations

HRCtee

Toonen v. Australia

488/1992

25 Dec 1991

31 Mar 1994

2(1) ICCPR
17 ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Criminalisation of consensual same-sex relations between adults

Views
En

Violation

HRCtee

Dean v. Australia

1512/2006

8 Sep 2006

17 Mar 2009

26 ICCPR
Other

Prosecution for same-sex relations with a minor

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru

Violation

Asylum seekers

CAT

K.S.Y. v. Netherlands

190/2001

5 Jan 2001

15 May 2003

3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a gay man to Iran

Views
En Fr Es Ru

No violation

CAT

E.J.V.M. v. Sweden

213/2002

17 May 2002

14 Nov 2003

3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a bisexual man to Costa Rica

Views
En Fr Es Ru

No violation

CAT

Uttam Mondal v. Sweden

338/2008

30 Nov 2007

23 May 2011

3 CAT Convention
16 CAT Convention

Deportation of a gay man to Bangladesh

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

X. v. Sweden

1833/2008

26 Nov 2008

1 Nov 2011

6 ICCPR
7 ICCPR

Deportation of a bisexual man to Afghanistan

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

M.I. v. Sweden

2149/2012

7 May 2012

25 Jul 2013

7 ICCPR

Deportation of a lesbian woman to Bangladesh

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

CAT

J.K. v. Canada

562/2013

29 Sep 2013

23 Nov 2015

3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a gay man and LGBT activist to Uganda

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

M.K.H. v. Denmark

2462/2014

26 Sep 2014

12 Jul 2016

7 ICCPR

Deportation of a gay man to Bangladesh

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

M.Z.B.M. v. Denmark

2593/2015

31 Mar 2015

20 Mar 2017

7 ICCPR
17(1) ICCPR
18(1) ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Deportation of a trans woman to Malaysia

Views
En Es Ar Ru Zh

No violation

CAT

E.A. v. Sweden

690/2015

20 Jul 2015

11 Aug 2017

3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a gay man to Lebanon

Views

En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

No violation

CEDAW

A.S. v. Denmark

80/2015

28 Jan 2015

26 Feb 2018

1 CEDAW Convention
2 CEDAW Convention
3 CEDAW Convention

Deportation of a lesbian woman to Uganda

Decision
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Inadmissible

HRCtee

W.K. v. Canada

2292/2013

23 Oct 2013

27 Mar 2018

6(1) ICCPR
7 ICCPR
9(1) ICCPR
17 ICCPR
18 ICCPR
27 ICCPR

Deportation of a gay man to Egypt

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

No violation

HRCtee

Z.B. v. Hungary

2768/2016

23 May 2016

19 Jul 2018

2(3)(a) ICCPR
7 ICCPR
13 ICCPR

Deportation of a woman, who allegedly suffered from violence based on her sister’s sexual orientation in Cameroon, to Serbia, where she had been raped and captured

Decision
En Es Ar Ru

Inadmissible

CAT

Joyce Nakato Nakawunde v. Canada

615/2014

25 Jun 2014

3 Aug 2018

1 CAT Convention
3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a lesbian woman to Uganda

Decision
En Es Ar Ru Zh

Inadmissible

CAT

H.R.E.S. v. Switzerland

783/2016

15 Nov 2016

9 Aug 2018

3 CAT Convention

Deportation of a gay man to Iran

Decision
En Es Ar Ru Zh

No violation

Violence / Hate crimes / Hate speech

HRCtee

Ernazarov v. Kyrgyzstan

2054/2011

11 Mar 2011

25 Mar 2015

2(3) ICCPR
6(1) ICCPR
7 ICCPR

Death of a person convicted of “forced sodomy” in a police station as a result of inter-prisoner violence against gay men and sex-offenders

Views
En Fr Es Ru

Violation

CAT

D.C. and D.E. v. Georgia

573/2013

1 Jul 2013

12 May 2017

1 CAT Convention
11 CAT Convention
12 CAT Convention
13 CAT Convention
16 CAT Convention

Vulnerability of a detained person subjected to torture, including attempted rape, by police

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

CEDAW

K.K. v. Russian Federation

98/2016

7 Dec 2015

25 Feb 2019

2 CEDAW Convention
5(a) CEDAW Convention
7(c) CEDAW
Convention

Discrimination, hate speech

Decision
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Inadmissible

Freedom of expression / Freedom of assembly and association

HRCtee

Hertzberg et al. v. Finland

061/1979

7 Aug 1979

2 Apr 1982

19 ICCPR

Censuring radio and TV programmes dealing with sexual orientation

Views
En

No violation

HRCtee

Fedotova v. Russian Federation

1932/2010

10 Feb 2010

31 Oct 2012

19 ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Administrative fine for “gay propaganda among minors” for displaying LGBT posters

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

Alekseev v. Russian Federation

1873/2009

25 Mar 2009

25 Oct 2013

21 ICCPR

Refusal to authorise a picket against execution of gay people in Iran

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

Praded v. Belarus

2092/2011

20 Jun 2010

10 Oct 2014

19(2) ICCPR
21 ICCPR

Arrest and imposition of a fine for holding of a peaceful assembly against killings of gay people in Iran without prior authorisation

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

HRCtee

Androsenko v. Belarus

2092/2011

20 Jun 2010

30 Mar 2016

19(2) ICCPR
21 ICCPR

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru

Violation

HRCtee

Nepomnyaschiy v. Russian Federation

2318/2013

5 Oct 2013

17 Jul 2018

19 ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Administrative fine for “gay propaganda among minors” for displaying LGBT posters

Views
En Es Ru

Violation

LGBTI families

HRCtee

Joslin et al. v. New Zealand

902/1999

30 Nov 1998

17 Jul 2002

2(1) ICCPR
16 ICCPR
17 ICCPR
23(1) ICCPR
23(2) ICCPR
26 ICCPR

No access to marriage for two lesbian couples

Views
En Fr Es

No violation

HRCtee

Young v. Australia

941/2000

29 Jun 1999

6 Aug 2003

26 ICCPR

Refusal to grant a pension to a same-sex partner of a deceased man

Views
En Fr Es

Violation

HRCtee

X. v. Colombia

1361/2005

13 Jan 2001

30 Mar 2007

2(1) ICCPR
3 ICCPR
5 ICCPR
14(1) ICCPR
17 ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Refusal to grant a pension to a same-sex partner of a deceased man

Views
En Fr Es

Violation

HRCtee

C. v. Australia

2216/2012

27 Apr 2012

28 Mar 2017

2(1) ICCPR
14(1) ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Denial of access to divorce proceedings for a lesbian couple married abroad

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru

Violation

Legal gender recognition

HRCtee

G. v. Australia

2172/2012

2 Dec 2011

17 Mar 2017

2(1) ICCPR
2(3) ICCPR
17 ICCPR
26 ICCPR

Divorce requirement for legal gender recognition

Views
En Fr Es Ar Ru Zh

Violation

 

SOGIESC cases pending before the Treaty Bodies

 

 

Committee

Case Title

Communication Number

Submission date

Stage

Relevant articles

Subject matter

Source of data

Criminalisation of Same-Sex Relations

CEDAW

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v. Sri Lanka

134/2018

23 August 2018 (submitted)

Registered

(12 October 2018)

2 CEDAW Convention

5 CEDAW Convention

16 CEDAW

Convention

Criminalisation of lesbian and bisexual women in Sri Lanka

Human Dignity Trust

Asylum Seekers

HRCtee

[…] v. Canada

2957/2017

No information available

No information available

7 ICCPR

23 ICCPR

24 ICCPR

27 ICCPR

Deportation to Guinea; fear of persecution based on sexual orientation (bisexuality)

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2017

HRCtee

[…] v. Canada

2962/2017

No information available

No information available

6(1) ICCPR

7 ICCPR

9 ICCPR

13 ICCPR

14 ICCPR

17 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Risk of death and inhuman treatment on grounds of sexual orientation in case of deportation to Senegal

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2017

HRCtee

[…] v. Canada

3027/2016

No information available

No information available

6 ICCPR

7 ICCPR

9 ICCPR

Removal to Turkey, mental health, political/religious/LGBTQI issues

Table of registered cases 2017

CRC

A.B. v. Finland

51/2018

27 June 2018 (submitted)

Communications

3 CRC

22 CRC

Deportation of a Russian female same-sex couple and their 7-year-old child to Russia

Finnish Rainbow Families Association

Table of pending cases

Violence / Hate Crimes / Hate Speech

HRCtee

Krikkerik v. Russian Federation

2992/2017

24 May 2016

(submitted)

14 Jun 2017

(registered)

Communications

2 ICCPR

7 ICCPR

17 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Hate crime, lack of effective investigation

“Coming Out” LGBT Group

ISHR, Third-party intervention

HRCtee

[…] v. Kyrgyzstan

2998/2017

No information available

No information available

2(3)(a) ICCPR

7 ICCPR

9(1) ICCPR

14(3)(g) ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Ill-treatment in detention, forced confession, undocumented detention, discrimination based on sexual orientation

Table of registered cases 2017

CEDAW

[…] v. Russian Federation

119/2017

11 Apr 2017

(submitted)

Communications

1 CEDAW Convention

2 CEDAW Convention

5 CEDAW Convention

Hate crime, lack of effective investigation, sexual orientation, gender-based discrimination

“Coming Out” LGBT Group

CEDAW, Table of pending cases

Freedom of Expression / Freedom of Assembly and Association

HRCtee

Savolainen v. Russian Federation

2830/2016

December 2014

(submitted)

Communications

19 ICCPR

21 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Denial of permission to hold a trans rally to LGBT activists

“Coming Out” LGBT Group

HRCtee

[…] v. Russian Federation

2943/2017

No information available

No information available

21 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Denial of permission to hold rallies on LGBT issues to LGBT activists

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2017

HRCtee

[…] v. Russian Federation

2953/2017

No information available

No information available

21 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

LGBT activists refused authorisation to hold rallies

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2017

HRCtee

[…] v. Russian Federation

2954/2017

No information available

No information available

21 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

LGBT activists refused authorisation to hold rallies

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2017

HRCtee

[…] v. Russian Federation

3596/2017

No information available

No information available

21 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation

HRCtee, Table of registered cases 2019

LGBTI Families

HRCtee

[…] v. Albania

3031/2017

No information available

No information available

17 ICCPR

23 ICCPR

26 ICCPR

Recognition of same-sex partnership

Table of registered cases 2017

 

Last updated: 23 September 2019
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