Botswana’s High Court decision to decriminalise same-sex relations amongst consenting adults is a very important step forward for equality, says a UN human rights expert.
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.
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.
The present report examines the situation of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Mozambique, drawing on information received by the Independent Expert in the context of his visit to the country
Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/2, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity conducted an official visit to Georgia
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.
Experts call for more honest discussion of sexually transmitted infections and more data
Terms of Reference OHCHR LGBTI Fellowship 2019
“UNAIDS has assisted us in understanding where our gaps are in our organizational policies and helping us to shape the direction in which we should go.”
The Special Rapporteur's March 2018 report noted "the presence of potentially exploitative practices in relation to children born from surrogacy arrangements"
Administration’s ban on terminations is a crisis directed at women, warns Kate Gilmore
Rights of Children, Surrogates, and Would-Be Parents Implicated