The Indian Supreme Court judgment on transgender rights

During the “Transform – 2nd International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law” organized by the Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bangalore, Arvind Narrain presented a paper which analysed the Supreme Court judgment on transgender rights, NALSA v. UOI from an intersectional lens, looking at the connections between caste and gender identity and expression in particular.
We thank CLPR for the video. Watch it here.

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A call to build on #YPplus10 to advance a global understanding of violations affecting persons on grounds of #SOGIESC

Kim Vance has delivered a statement during #HRC38. “We call upon all States which continue to criminalize gender identity and expression and sexual orientation to remove these colonial era laws throughout the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and elsewhere. They have no place in independent sovereign nations and, as you point out in your report, constitute a violation of international law.”

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This is our latest e-bulletin!

After some intensive months, we are pleased to get back to you all and share what have been our latest activities. As we already told you, we have done some movements regarding our staff, so our Geneva director has moved to Bangalore, India, assuming the new title of Director of Research and Practice. We have also participated in UN spaces, attended strategic meetings and delivered conferences and trainings. Please, take a look at some of our latest activities.

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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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