Themes Archives: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

India: the Supreme Court must fully protect the human rights of LGBT individuals

Supreme Court’s reconsideration of Section 377’s constitutionality is a watershed opportunity to uphold the rights to freedom and equality of every LGBT person, the ICJ said today.

July 20, 2018

India’s Supreme Court gets another chance to decriminalize same-sex relationships

The SC is set to reconsider the criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships between adults, in response to a writ petition with significant ramifications for addressing the full range of human rights violations based on sexual orientation or gender identity in India said the ICJ.

July 10, 2018

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