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Sexual Orientation in International Law
What role has international law played in the LGBT movement?
25/05/2007
Does the international legal system recognize the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people? What is the history of the LGBT movement within the UN system? Professor...
Professor Douglas Sanders
World
Arrests in Cameroon
Seven Men Convicted and Sentenced on Sodomy Charges
14/06/2006
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that seven of the nine men who have been on trial for homosexuality in Cameroon have been found...
IGLHRC
Africa
AN OPEN LETTER TO OKLAHOMA PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS
ILGA Implores Public School Officials to add Sexual Orientation Discrimination Protections to School Rules
17/08/2005
Superintendent Bob Moore Oklahoma City Public Schools 900 N. Klein Street Oklahoma City, OK 73106 USA Brussels, Belgium, August 17th 2005 Dear Superintendent...
North America
GAY MAN FACES DEATH BY STONING IN NIGERIA
The man was charged with sodomy in a Sharia court and sentenced to death after admitting having sexual relations with other men.
12/07/2005
LAGOS (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights expert raised the alarm on Friday over the case of a man who is on death row in northern Nigeria awaiting execution by stoning after a...
Africa
Referendum on same sex partnership in Switzerland
Switzerland becomes the first people in the world to directly approve same sex partnerships
06/06/2005
When the Swiss Parliament decided by a 3/4 majority to accept the same-sex partnership law in June 2004, the LGBT community knew they could expect some reactions from the most conservative...
Europe
FIJI’S GAY SEX LAWS UNDER INTERNATIONAL SCRUTINY
The arrest of an Australian man an a Fijian man for having private consensual sex is putting the laws to the test and provoking the Prime Minister to call homosexuality a Sin
13/04/2005
April 12th 2005 Two men jailed last week for consenting private adult gay sex have been released from jail following a successful appeal before the Fiji High Court this afternoon. The...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Appeal for same-sex marriage succeeds
A lesbian couple's appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal to have their marriage legally recognised and registered succeeded on Tuesday.
01/12/2004
The court, in a majority decision, declared that under the Constitution the common law concept of marriage was to be developed to embrace same-sex partners. The appeal, brought...
Africa
Turkey takes a step backwards
Sexual orientation not included in Turkish Penal code review
09/07/2004
July 6, 2004 On January 29, 2004 Turkey's Parliamentary Justice Commission voted to alter the “discrimination” clause in the Penal Code to include "discrimination based on sexual...
Kaos
Europe