African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights – Resolution 275

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights’, during its 55th ordinary session (28 April – 12 May 2014) adopted the historic ‘Resolution on the Protection against Violence and other Human Rights Violations against Persons on the Basis of their Real or Imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity’. Condemning the acts of violence and systematic attacks by state and non-state acts, the resolution calls on State Parties to ensure an enabling environment for human rights defenders and end all such acts of violence and abuse.