National Assembly passes amendment to the penal code, decriminalising consensual same-sex sexual relations.
New report from the Human Dignity Trust offers the first ever global in-depth analysis of how laws against homosexuality specifically impact lesbians and bisexual women.
Over the past three months, 70 new cases of HIV have been reported in Sri Lanka, representing an increase from this time last year. The National STD /AIDS Control Programme says this is an upward trend for the country; and the programme’s Director, Dr. Sisira Liyanage, has called for the government to take the crucial […]
The Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), have had their right to freedom of association upheld at the Court of Appeal.
The Human Dignity Trust has produced a series of ground-breaking notes explaining how criminalisation interacts with various key areas of democratic values, good governance and well-being. These notes highlight how crucial decriminalisation is for states to prosper and uphold their core democratic principles. They demonstrate the variety of lenses through which criminalisation’s damaging effects can be […]
In a ground-breaking report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, recognises that the criminalisation of homosexuality, and other discriminatory laws applying to LGBT people leads to violence and impunity. The UN Special Rapporteur’s function is to interpret the UN Convention Against Torture. This statement will provide a new tool for activists and lawyers […]