From Rulings to Reality: Jamaica Must Repeal Homophobic Laws

Three years after landmark Americas decision urging repeal of homophobic laws, Jamaica has still failed to comply. A new report from the Human Dignity Trust says violence and discrimination against LGBT Jamaicans is ongoing and acute, calls for urgent reform of criminalising laws.

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Kanane v State, Court of Appeal, 2003 (2), BLR

Kanane v State, Court of Appeal, 2003 (2), BLR

Judgment of the Court of Appeal at Lobatse, Botswana, found that expanding gross indecency provisions to women rectified the previously discriminatory male-only provision criminalising same-sex activity between men. The Court held in favour of the State to retain criminalisation of same-sex activity in Botswana.

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