Themes Archives: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Nepal: Implement Supreme Court Ruling on Protecting the Rights of LGBTI Persons

On the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Sunil Babu Pant on the protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), the ICJ calls on the Government of Nepal to fully implement the Court’s ruling.

December 21, 2017

Tanzania: ICJ condemns the arbitrary detention of lawyers and human rights defenders

Today the ICJ expressed its grave concern at the arrest and arbitrary detention of 13 Tanzanian human rights defenders and lawyers on charges that are incompatible with international legal obligations binding on Tanzania. The ICJ has called for their immediate release.

October 24, 2017

2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Egyptian activist Mohamed Zaree

Selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations, including the ICJ, Mohamed Zaree is a devoted human rights activist and legal scholar whose work focuses on human rights advocacy around freedom of expression and association.

October 10, 2017

India UPR: decriminalise same-sex conduct, abolish the death penalty, combat impunity

Speaking at the UN today, the ICJ called on India to reconsider its refusal to accept recommendations for decriminalisation of consensusal same-sex relations, abolition of the death penalty, and ensuring accountability for human rights violations.

September 21, 2017

India: Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment is a welcome step towards decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations

Today, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment declaring the right to privacy an intrinsic part of the right to life and liberty under Article 21 of India’s Constitution.

August 24, 2017