The Yogyakarta Principles are now stronger to better protect #LGBTI persons

On September 20th, in Geneva, a group of international human rights experts examining the Yogyakarta Principles, concluded a process to approve 9 Additional Principles (including 52 State Obligations), 50 Additional State Obligations under the original Principles, and 5 Additional Recommendations to non-state actors.

This document aims to take on board new developments in international law with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.

After long days, intense dialogue, and abundant wisdom, commitment and passion, the Yogyakarta Principles are now updated and stronger.

Thank you to all involved in the intense deliberations!

Click here to see the Additional Principles and State Obligations on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics to Complement the Yogyakarta Principles.