ICJ oral statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression
The ICJ statement draws attention to recent laws that threaten the right to freedom of expression of LGBT persons, noting examples that fail the tests of certainty, necessity and non-discrimination.
During the 20th regular session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva on 18 June to 6 July 2012, the UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression, Mr Frank La Rue, presented his latest report to the Council. During the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on 19-20 June 2012, the ICJ made an oral statement on behalf of the ICJ, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association.
HRC20-Item 3-ID FOE LGBT-oral statement-non-legal submission 2012 (full text in English, PDF)AdvocacyNon-legal submissions