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Bachelet welcomes Botswana High Court decision decriminalizing same-sex relations

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warmly welcomed the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults by striking down relevant provisions of the country’s Penal Code.

Data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

In the present report, the Independent Expert consequently focuses on the role of data in the creation of a state of heightened awareness of the scourge of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the risks associated with data collection, use and storage; and key human rights safeguards in that regard.

UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana to repeal laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people

UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code.

Jamaica: Bishop Gregory Appointed Archbishop Of The West Indies

The Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI) yesterday elected the Rt Reverend Dr Howard Gregory as its 13th archbishop, primate and metropolitan, making him the third bishop of Jamaica and the first Jamaica-born diocesan bishop to serve in the post.

Kenya: Bachelet dismayed by Kenyan High Court Decision upholding criminal sanctions for same-sex relations

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed her disappointment at the decision of the High Court of Kenya to uphold a ban on consensual, same-sex relations between adults that dates back to the colonial-era.