Criminalisation is bad for business, bad for the economy, and therefore bad for everyone



The latest note in our series on criminalisation and democratic values, good governance and well-being discusses how criminalising homosexuality harms states' economic prosperity and hampers business. You can also read about the dire costs of criminalisation in our Chief Executive's letter to the Financial Times. 

India finally reconsiders?

The Indian Supreme Court has agreed to hear a curative petititon on Section 377 which criminalises same-sex relations between men. Read more here.

HDT releases pivotal research on criminalisation and democratic values, good governance and well-being

Our series of notes highlight how crucial decriminalisation is for states to prosper and uphold their core democratic principles. They demonstrate the variety of lenses through which criminalisation's damaging effects can be seen, from exacerbating HIV to harming businesses to undermining the rule of law.



Click here to read more about the notes