Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Azerbaijan (CESCR 02-11-2021)

The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Azerbaijan at its 34th and 36th meetings, held online on 30 September and 1 October 2021, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 57th meeting, held on 15 October 2021.

Concluding observations

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations


    1. The Committee is concerned that:

(c)While noting the explanation by the State party’s delegation to the effect that there is no provision in law that directly discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, the prevalence of widespread discrimination in practice, stigmatization and negative stereotypes hinder their access to economic, social and cultural rights;

  1. The Committee recommends that the State party:                                      

(c) Take all measures necessary to eliminate negative stereotypes and stigmatization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, including through awareness-raising campaigns for the public, health-care providers, teachers, social workers, and law enforcement and other public officials;

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