Discrimination Against Trans Persons in the Americas | Discriminación Contra Personas Trans en las Américas

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Vea este artículo en español aquí. Discrimination Against Trans Persons in the Americas by Kevin Whitman Commissioners: Tracy Robinson, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Paulo Vannuchi, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed (Assistant Executive Secretary of the IACHR) Petitioners: Corporacíon Caribe Afirmativo, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Observatorio de Derechos Humanos y Legislación In Costa Rica, Chile, […]

Reports of Violence against LGBTI Persons in the Caribbean Region of Colombia | Reportes de Violencia contra personas LGBTI en la región caribeña de Colombia

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Vea este artículo en español aquí. Reports of Violence against LGBTI Persons in the Caribbean Region of Colombia Commissioners: José de Jesús Orozco Henriquez, Rose-Marie Belle Antione, James L. Cavallaro, Tracy Robinson (Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI Persons), Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria (Executive Secretary) Petitioner: Caribe Afirmativo, Global Rights: Partners for Justice State: Colombia […]

Dutch Senate Approves Transgender Rights Bill

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The Dutch senate has approved a bill that will allow transgendered people to change their gender on official documents without having to first undergo sterilization or sex-reassignment surgery as was previously required. Although individuals are still required to provide a statement from an expert in order to have their gender changed on official documents, the […]

General Human Rights Situation in Honduras

Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, 147th Period of Sessions, Photo by Eddie Arrossi (March 15, 2013)

Commissioners: Tracy Robinson and Felipe González Petitioners: Asociación de Jueces por la Democracia (AJD); Colectiva de Mujeres Hondureñas (CODEMUH); Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras (COFADEH); Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación de la Compañía de Jesús; Foro de Mujeres por la Vida; Tribuna de Mujeres – Campaña Nacional Contra los Femicidios; Center […]

European Court Upholds LGBT Provisions of Swedish Hate-Speech Law

Sveriges riksdag, the Swedish legislative assembly. Photo by bendus.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has, for the first time in its freedom of expression jurisprudence, declared valid a restriction on inflammatory speech against homosexuals. In a decision issued on February 9, the Court ruled that Sweden did not violate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) Article 10¾freedom of expression¾by criminally prosecuting […]