As an advocate for both refugees and LGBTQIA communities, I think at his panel is long overdue and a step in the right direction.
The 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 June – 1 July at the United Nations Palais des Nations.
This year, following on from a 2014 HRC resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, the Council will once again consider an initiative to address discrimination and violence on these grounds. Among other things, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has noted that “there is as yet no dedicated human rights mechanism at the international level that has a systematic and comprehensive approach to the human rights situation of LGBT and intersex persons”.
To draw attention to the particular forms of violence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) refugees and asylum seekers in places of immigration detention, this year the International Detention Coalition, in partnership with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex…
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