Gareth Henry, former co-chair and lead advocate of the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) speaks at a workshop at the ILGA World Conference. This workshop explored the role played by litigation in bringing about the de-criminalisation of homosexuality. By focusing on the current case against Jamaica before the Inter-American Commission, Gareth Henry, one of the applicants in the case explore the prospects, possibilities and pitfalls of strategic litigation. Gareth, now lives in Canada, where he was forced to claim asylum.
Jamaica: Case Decided by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
LGBT human rights defenders from Jamaica challenges the country's homophobic laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Jamaica criminalises same-sex sexual activity between men. Sentences include a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment with hard labour.
One step closer to justice: Inter-American human rights body to examine Jamaica’s homophobic laws
Regional human rights body rules that a challenge to Jamaica's anti-buggery laws is admissible.
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