Opinion on the Draft Commonwealth Charter 2012

Opinion of the Human Dignity Trust on the Draft Commonwealth Charter, concluding to the lack of effective human rights protections in the Charter

The Human Dignity Trust’s opinion on the Draft Commonwealth Charter concludes that in failing to make reference to sexual orientation, the draft Charter does not explicitly reflect international human rights standards. The absence of any privacy rights will further undermine efforts to address discriminatory so-called “anti-sodomy” laws.