In August 2022, the High Court of Saint Kitts and Nevis ruled that sections 56 and 57 of the Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalise same-sex activity, were unconstitutional in that they contravened the right to protection of personal privacy and the right to freedom of expression. The court ruled that they were null and void and of no force and effect to the extent that they criminalises any acts constituting consensual sexual conduct in private between adults.
In February 2022, the Singapore Court of Appeal did not find that Section 377A of the Penal Code was unconstitutional. However, it made the significant ruling that the provision, which criminalises same-sex activity between men, was unenforceable in its entirety.
The High Court of Antigua & Barbuda has struck down discriminatory criminal laws that targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
In a landmark decision adopted 21 February 2022, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) finds that the criminalisation of consensual, same-sex intimacy between women is a human rights violation. The case was brought by Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Executive Director of EQUAL GROUND, the main LGBT organisation in Sri Lanka, with the support of the Human Dignity Trust.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women found Sri Lanka violated the rights of a lesbian and leading LGBTI activist who was subjected to discrimination, threats and abuses due to the country’s Penal Code that criminalises same-sex sexual activity.
The Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss three challenges to Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalises sex between men.