Angola

For a summary of Angola’s review at the second cycle please click here.

7th UPR session
Date of review: 12 February 2010
Date of report adoption: 24 March 2010
Document number: A/HRC/14/11

SUMMARY

SOGIESC issues during Angola’s 1st UPR review
Civil society submissions: ✓ (2 submissions)
National report: ✘
UN information: ✘
Working group discussions: ✘
Recommendations: ✓ (2 noted)

I. SOGIESC issues/recommendations identified by NGOs
Right to privacy, marriage and family life  

23. A joint submission by five organizations (JS2) [ILGA, ILGA-Europe, Pan Africa ILGA, IGLHRC and ARC International] reported that Angola maintains criminal sanctions against homosexual activity between consenting adults, imposing security measures against people who habitually practice acts “against the order of nature”, and stating that such people shall be sent to labour camps. JS2 recommended that Angola bring its legislation into conformity with its international human rights obligations by repealing all provisions which criminalize sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex.

24. Fundación Mundial Déjame Vivir En Paz (FMDVP) también consideró necesario crear mejores estrategias para despenalizar la homosexualidad, y que Angola reconozca el derecho al matrimonio y adoptar niños a las personas gay, como una forma de reivindicar los derechos humanos de este pueblo históricamente excluido.

II. Excerpts on SOGIESC issues from the national report
No references.

III. Excerpts on SOGIESC issues by UN agencies
No references.

IV. References to SOGIESC issues during the Working Group review
No references.

V. Conclusions and/or recommendations
Angola noted the following recommendations:

87.98. To ensure that articles 70 and 71 of the Penal Code are not construed and applied so as to criminalize homosexuality (France);

87.99. To decriminalize consensual same-sex activity between adults (Czech Republic).

VI. Further information
You will find all documents relating to Angola’s first review at UPR-Info and OHCHR’s websites.