SOGI Victory at the Human Rights Council

Top UN human rights body condemns violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

Geneva, September 26, 2014

The United Nations Human Rights Council resolution on combatting violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity adopted today is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said 25 human rights groups. The resolution follows up on the resolution adopted three years ago in June 2011, when the Council passed the first ever UN resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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