Themes Archives: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The ICJ calls on South Asian States to end criminalization of LGBTI identities

South Asian States must repeal laws that discriminate against LGBTI persons, and must respect, protect and fulfill the full range of their human rights, the ICJ said today on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T).

May 17, 2018

Leading jurists address misuse and abuse of the criminal law and its detrimental impact on health, equality and human rights

On 3 and 4 May 2018,  the ICJ supported by UNAIDS and OHCHR convened an expert meeting on global principles addressing criminalization’s detrimental impact in the areas of sexuality, reproduction, drug use and HIV.

May 3, 2018

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