Homophobia
        

The section on homophobia provides an overview of international standards and commitments, documents and publications, practices and initiatives, and links to relevant websites focusing on homophobia.

The main focus of this section is on hate crime and hate motivated violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people (LGBT). There are however also educational resources, tools and manuals to help counter intolerance against LGBTs.

Latest documents and publications
Toolkit for the law enforcement bodies : accommodating the needs of the victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes
Bitiukova, Natalija ; Faix-Prukner, Csilla ; Hamer Vidmar, Nikica ; Sile, Sanita ; Smiszek, Krzysztof ; Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH)
Published: Warsaw : KPH, November 2016

ISBN 978-83-944839-7

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Material type: tools and guides
Subject: hate crime - homophobia - law enforcement - victims - prosecution
Country coverage: Poland

Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Poland
United Nations (UN). Human Rights Committee (HRC)
Published: Geneva : UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR)
(Consideration of reports submitted by states parties under article 40 of the covenant)

Meeting: Human Rights Committee (118th session : Geneva, 17 October - 4 November 2016)


Doc.no. CCPR/C/POL/CO/7


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Material type: report about specific country/ies - recommendation
Subject: judicial system - women's rights - xenophobia - homophobia - discrimination - hate crime - hate speech - racism - Islamophobia - anti-Semitism - detention
Country coverage: Poland

Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Azerbaijan
United Nations (UN). Human Rights Committee (HRC)
Published: Geneva : UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), 4 November 2016

Meeting: Human Rights Committee (118th session : Geneva, 17 October - 4 November 2016)


Doc.no. CCPR/C/AZE/CO/4


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Material type: report about specific country/ies - recommendation
Subject: discrimination - sexual orientation - gender identity - disability - gender equality - detention - freedom of conscience - freedom of religion or belief - freedom of expression - freedom of assembly
Country coverage: Azerbaijan


Key documents
Hate crime reporting website
ODIHR
17 June 2014
Guide on discrimination grounds
OSCE
2013
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2012
ODIHR
15 November 2013
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2011
ODIHR
16 November 2012
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2010
ODIHR
16 November 2011
Oslo Declaration of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and resolutions adopted at the nineteenth annual session
OSCE
10 July 2010