Sexual orientation and gender identity in human rights law, references to jurisprudence and doctrine of the United Nations human rights system – 4th edition

This is the fourth edition of references to sexual orientation and gender identity within the United Nations human rights system.

It is a comprehensive collection of jurisprudence, general comments, concluding observations, and reports from human rights treaty bodies and independent experts (also known as Special Procedures) of the UN Charter-based system.

In addition, it includes:

  • speeches and press releases from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • the Joint Statement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, signed by 66 States and presented to the General Assembly in December 2008; and
  • excerpts from the UNHCR Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

This UN compilation covers the time period January 2007 through March 2010.

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