UN report: discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

The ICJ welcomes the release of the first ever United Nations report on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The mandate for the report came from a UN Human Rights Council resolution introduced by South Africa last June. The report documents widespread discrimination and violence faced by LGBT people worldwide, and calls on States to apply the international legal framework to end these human rights violations.  The findings of the report are due to be presented and discussed by governments at an expert-led panel at the Human Rights Council in March 2012.

laws acts individuals-UN report-2011 (download the UN report in English, PDF)