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    Pakistan (2nd cycle)

    For a summary of Pakistan’s review at the first cycle please click here.

    14th UPR session
    Date of review: 30th October 2012
    Date of report adoption: March 2013
    Working Group report: A/HRC/22/12

    Summary

    Recommendations: Decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex and to ensure punishment for all perpetrators of this violence and calls to it including members and leaders of jirgas.

    Status: Rejected.

    I. Key issues/recommendations identified by NGOs

    • review the High Commissioner’s report on sexual orientation and gender identity, and consider implementing the recommendations.

    II. Excerpts from input reports

    National report

    No references to sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Compilation of UN information

    No references to sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Summary of stakeholder information

    I. Information provided by stakeholders
    A. Background and framework
    2. Constitutional and legislative framework

    8. CHRI stated that there are no laws to protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and recommended a moratorium on public prosecutions under section 377 of the criminal code and a process to repeal section 377.

    III. References to SOGI during the Working Group review

    The Czech Republic made a recommendation to Pakistan on non-marital consensual sex. There were no specific references to sexual orientation or gender identity.

    IV. Conclusions and/or recommendations

    The following recommendation was rejected by Pakistan:

    122.37. Decriminalize adultery and non-marital consensual sex and to ensure punishment for all perpetrators of this violence and calls to it including members and leaders of jirgas (Czech Republic).

    V. Adoption of the Report

    The report of the working group was adopted at the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council in March 2013. There were no statements on sexual orientation or gender identity.

    VI. Further information

    UPR Documentation

    For first cycle reports of Pakistan, please see here

    National report 1: ACE | FR | S
    Compilation of UN information 2: ACE | FR | S
    Corrigendum :  E only
    Summary of stakeholders’ information 3:  AC | E | FR | S
    Questions submitted in advance : E
    Addendum 1:  E
    Addendum 2: E
    Addendum 3: E
    Addendum 4: E
    Addendum 5: E

    Outcome of the review:
    Report of the Working group: AC | E | FR | S
    Addendum: E

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