Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW Communication No. 134/2018) Case Digest

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.

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Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW Decision on Communication No. 134/2018)

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW Decision on Communication No. 134/2018)

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.

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Tan Seng Kee v Attorney General and other appeals [2022] SGCA 16

Tan Seng Kee v Attorney General and other appeals [2022] SGCA 16

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.

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Establishing a Framework for the Implementation of Legislation to Address Anti-LGBT Hate Crime

Establishing a Framework for the Implementation of Legislation to Address Anti-LGBT Hate Crime

This report, the third in a series of hate crimes reports, analyses the interventions recommended to ensure that legislation to address anti-LGBT hate crime is properly implemented. These include adopting national action plans, strategies and policies, implementing reporting and monitoring mechanisms, providing policing, prosecutorial and judicial guidance, and developing victim support and offender rehabilitation programmes.

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Attorney General of Botswana v. Motshidiemang & Ors. (2021)

Attorney General of Botswana v. Motshidiemang & Ors. (2021)

In 2021 the Court of Appeal of Botswana upheld the 2019 ruling of the High Court which found that Sections 164(a) & (c), 165 and 167 - which criminalise "carnal knowledge... against the order of nature", "attempts" to engage in such acts, and "gross indecency" respectively - are unconstitutional.

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