Yogyakarta Principles

The ICJ and the International Service for Human Rights are developing a set of international legal principles on the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The aim is to bring greater clarity and coherence to States’ human rights obligations.

A distinguished group of human rights experts has drafted, developed, discussed and refined these Principles. Following an experts’ meeting held at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 6 to 9 November 2006, 29 distinguished experts from 25 countries with diverse backgrounds and expertise relevant to issues of human rights law unanimously adopted the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Yogyakarta Principles-publication-2007-eng (full text, PDF)

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