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    Yogyakarta Principles

     The Yogyakarta Principles were developed and unanimously adopted by a distinguished group of human rights experts, from diverse regions and backgrounds, including judges, academics, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Special Procedures, members of treaty bodies, NGOs and others.

    These Principles are an invaluable tool for activists working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues, and affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply.

    The full text of the Yogyakarta Principles, in all 6 UN languages, may be found at: www.yogyakartaprinciples.org.

    An Activist’s Guide to the Yogyakarta Principles has also been developed, and is available for download at the following site:

    The Yogyakarta Principles in Action

    The Yogyakarta Principles in Action site is maintained by ARC International and tracks uses of the Yogyakarta Principles.

    Additional resources:

    Launch of Activist’s Guide to the Yogyakarta Principles

    The Activist’s Guide to the Yogyakarta Principles was officially launched in October 2010.

    This toolkit is designed to assist activists around the world in drawing upon the Yogyakarta Principles to advance LGBTI rights.

    Read here the Press Release (in English, French or Spanish).

    Read here the Backgrounder (in English, French or Spanish).

    Copies of the Activist’s Guide are available at www.ypinaction.org.