A/HRC/49/56

Contents
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I.

Introduction ...................................................................................................................................

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II.

Activities of the mandate...............................................................................................................

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III.

Priorities of the mandate ...............................................................................................................

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IV.

Harmful practices and hate crimes ................................................................................................

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A.

Harmful practices..................................................................................................................

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B.

Hate crimes ...........................................................................................................................

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Relevant legal standards ................................................................................................................

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A.

International and regional frameworks .................................................................................

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B.

National frameworks ............................................................................................................

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C.

Rationale for specific hate crime laws ..................................................................................

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D.

Crimes against persons with albinism based on colour ........................................................

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E.

Pejorative names and profiling in popular media .................................................................

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Strategies to end hate crimes and harmful practices......................................................................

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A.

National action plans ............................................................................................................

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B.

Budgetary and financial support for the rights of persons with albinism .............................

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C.

Stronger legal framework and prosecution of crimes against persons with albinism ...........

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D.

Enhanced coordination of stakeholders ................................................................................

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E.

Empowerment and capacity-building for persons with albinism ..........................................

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Regional initiatives ........................................................................................................................

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A.

African Union .......................................................................................................................

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B.

Southern African Development Community ........................................................................

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C.

European Union ....................................................................................................................

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D.

Organization of American States ..........................................................................................

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Conclusions and recommendations ...............................................................................................

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V.

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VII.

VIII.

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