Call on Saint Kitts and Nevis to guarantee non discrimination against persons on the basis of health, gender, disability and sexual orientation

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We welcome the Saint Kitts and Nevis government’s acceptance of the recommendation to ratify the ICCPR and ICESCR, including the optional protocols. This is a positive step towards ensuring the country is fully compliant with international standards”.

“However Saint Kitts and Nevis has disappointingly only ‘noted’ all recommendations calling on the repeal of law to decriminalize same sex sexual activity between consenting adults and penal provisions that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people which also includes prohibition of discrimination on any basis inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity”.

ARC International made this statement joined by International Lesbian and Gay Association in collaboration with the Saint Kitts Alliance for Equality, United and Strong Inc and CariFLAGS, during the 31st session of the Human Rights Council.

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