Decriminalization of homosexuality

Uploaded on May 28, 2019

The present report is submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 27/32, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to update the report of the Office of the High Commission on violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity (A/HRC/19/41).

Uploaded on May 23, 2019

Human Rights Council – 35th session

Item 3: IE on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Thank you, Mr. President. Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative.

Sexuality and gender continue to be sites of oppression, discrimination, violence and subject to harsh religious, legal, political, economic and social control. They have become the sites of geopolitical contestation and are often leveraged to win elections, obscure or justify human rights abuses in other areas and cynically used to subvert the universality of human rights.