Submissions to the Supreme Court of Nepal, providing the basis in international human rights law for the prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The ICJ clarifies the basis for protection against discrimination based on ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ in international human rights law.

The brief highlights in particular the relation to articles 2 and 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).”

This is the text of an amicus brief submitted to the Nepal Supreme Court, in a case brought by the Blue Diamond Society, addressing questions of human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Nepal Supreme Court favorably decided this case on December 21, 2007. The English is presented first; the text in Nepali follows.

Nepal-ICJ Submissions to the Supreme Court of Nepal-Legal submissions-2008 (full text, PDF)

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