It is integral that the UK apologize for the colonial laws criminalizing same sex desire and the logic of ‘pardon’ for British homosexuals should be extended to the logic of ‘apology’ to same sex desiring people in the ex-British colonies whose lives have been blighted by these laws.
Yogyakarta Principles are now stronger to better protect #LGBTI personsInternational human rights experts approved 9 Additional Principles (including 52 State Obligations), 50 Additional State Obligations under the original Principles, and 5 Additional Recommendations to non-state actors.
A Success in 2016: The First UN Independent Expert on SOGIOne positive outcome for the LGBT struggle in 2016 was the victory in the battle to protect the first UN mandate on addressing violence and discrimination on grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
New report finds that the UPR holds significant promise for LGBTI communitiesWe are pleased to announce the launch of the joint report by ARC International in collaboration with IBAHRI and ILGA.
In a statement delivered during HRC36, ARC International urged India to take all necessary action to protect the rights of its LGBT citizens including the repeal of Section 377 and full compliance with the Supreme Court decision in NALSA v. Union of India.
Once again, it is a pleasure to share with you what the ARC team has been doing during recent months. We have engaged actively in UN spaces to push LGBTI rights forward, and we also delivered several trainings aiming at strengthening our allied NGOs’ capacities. We continued to enhance our networking, as well as delivered conference presentations and speeches.
This newsletter reviews key activities in recent months.
During HRC35, we held a side event on “Extra judicial violence and killings based on SOGI: A multi-sectoral analysis and response”. The panel contributed to analyze the ways in which sexuality and gender interact with violations of rights to live free from violence, torture, and deprivation of life.
In this Rainbow Talk at the 2016 ILGA World Conference, ARC International Executive Director Kim Vance reflects on the impact the Yogyakarta Principles have had on the last 10 years, and on how the situation is moving forward.