‘Laws criminalising sexual activity between two consenting adults in their own homes have no place in a society that values and protects dignity, privacy and equality. They only serve to foment discrimination and violence towards the wider LGBT community in Jamaica.’ The Trust welcoming a decision by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to accept a case challenging Jamaica’s anti-buggery and gross indecency laws.
jurisdictions around the world criminalise private, consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex.
jurisdictions specifically criminalise sex between women.
jurisdictions have the death penalty on the books for same-sex sexual activity.
'Intimacy in private between adults of their own free will should never be a matter for the criminal law.' Our view on a 2018 decision of an appeal court in Lebanon, which held that consensual same sex activity is not unlawful.
‘This is not just another court ruling; its significance cannot be underestimated. It upholds the right to freedom and equality of LGBT people in the second most populous country on earth, and a leading member of the Commonwealth.' Our Director on India's 2018 Supreme Court scrapping of Section 377.
more than £9m
The value of pro bono technical legal assistance accessed by LGBT activists through the Trust since 2011.
The number of leading international law firms we have linked with LGBT activists who are challenging laws that persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
We've worked with activists challenging discriminatory laws in 18 countries across 5 continents.
Belize's Court of Appeal hears arguments in case challenging the country's historic decision to decriminalise same-sex activity between men.
The Caribbean Court of Justice strikes down 125-year-old law that discriminated against trans people.
Angola joins a growing list of countries that are taking responsibility for eradicating out-dated and discriminatory sexual offences laws