The Mandate of the IE on SOGI: What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?

In this article, Arvind Narrain analyses the mandate of the Independent Expert on SOGI, what the mandate has achieved and what can be expected of the mandate going forward. How the mandate can contribute to the various brave efforts around the world to challenge the status quo and ensure a more secure world for LGBTI persons.

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We are present at CSW62

Once more, ARC International is actively participating at the Commission on the Status of Women. Among other activities, we co-hosted the side event “Human Rights Principles for the treatment of LGBTI rural women and people” with OutRight Action International, and Transgender Europe (TGEU). Throughout the panel, the experts referred to the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (YP+10) and how they can be applied to rural LBTI women and people, particularly subjected to human rights violations.

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Relocation Notice

Board and staff have come to the decision to relocate our Geneva Director/Office effective the end of February 201). Arvind Narrain will continue to work as a vital part of our team and will assume a new title of Director of Research and Practice, and be based out of Bangalore, India.
Look for some strong and thought-provoking analysis from him as we move forward.

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Experts release much anticipated expansion of the Yogyakarta Principles

The Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (YP+10) were adopted by a group of 33 international human rights experts. The new principles reflect significant developments both in the field of international human rights law and in the understanding of violations affecting persons of ‘diverse sexual orientations and gender identities’, as well as a recognition of the often-distinct violations affecting persons on grounds of ‘gender expression’ and ‘sex characteristics’.

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