First official UN report condemns anti-lgbt violence, discrimination

by on December 15, 2011  •  In International

In a report released today, the UN's High Commissioner AuniversalemblemforHRfor Human Rights called on all nations to decriminalize laws against homosexual conduct and to condemn discrimination and violence against lgbt persons. Commissioner Navi Pillay's report, released to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, "highlights critical human rights concerns that States have an obligation to address."

The report is the result of a resolution narrowly passed by the Human Rights Council last June. The Council is expected to take up the substance of the recommendations next year.


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