This briefing note explores points of connection between religion and the criminalisation of private, consensual, same-sex sexual activity.
This note explores how during times of turmoil (conflict, natural disasters or widespread violence) the LGBT community can be further exposed to a specific type of violence and exclusion in countries criminalising private, consensual same-sex activity.
This note investigates the role that international organisations have played in bringing about the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual activity in domestic legal systems. It looks at the historic, current and potential roles of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, and the Commonwealth.
This note explores how laws that criminalise private, consensual same-sex sexual activity contravene international law. Criminalisation infringes upon the rights to privacy, non-discrimination and dignity, and may amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.
This note considers the evidence on the link between the criminalisation of same-sex sexual activity and the prevalence and incidence of HIV, and addresses the human rights concerns associated with HIV and criminalisation.
This note explains how international business can play a crucial role in achieving the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual activity and investigates the economic case for decriminalisation.