DRC: bill threatens grave violations of Human Rights for LGBT individuals

Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Document Type: Analysis Brief
Date: 2010

A introduced in the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo would criminalize “homosexuality” as a sexual practice against nature.

All forms of expression and advocacy related to homosexuality and same-sex sexual conduct would also become criminal.

The ICJ has just released this report analyzing the bill in terms of the DRC’s obligations under international human rights law as well as its own Constitution.

DRC-lgbt-advocacy-2010-fra (full text in French, PDF)

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