Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the Universal Periodic Review

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the Universal Periodic Review provides an overview on how the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has shaped the protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons to date. It also addresses the challenges and the ways to try and turn the UPR into a greater mechanism to protect the rights of LGBTI persons on the ground.

This is a joint report by ARC International in collaboration with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). It  provides an assessment of the UPR on the protection of LGBTI persons from a threefold perspective. It looks successively at the content of, and acceptance gained by, the UPR recommendations on SOGIESC issues; civil society participation at the UPR; and the impact of the UPR on the international legal framework protecting the rights of LGBTI persons.

Te report was written by ARC International Research and Information Officer, Dodo Karsay; IBAHRI Senior Fellow and UN Liaison, Helene Ramos Dos Santos; and ILGA UN Programme Officer, Diana Carolina Prado Mosquera.

Download full report here.

Download a summary of the report here.

This is what some activists said about SOGIESC at UPR.
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