Human Rights Council panel on ending violence and discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, summary.

2012Human Rights Council

The High Commissioner’s study had documented disturbing abuses in all regions – including widespread bias in workplaces, schools and hospitals, imprisonment, torture, physical assaults and killings. It was called upon the Human Rights Council to respond effectively and on States to tackle homophobic violence, decriminalize consensual same-sex relationships, ban discrimination, and educate the public. Regular reporting was also needed to verify that violations are genuinely being addressed.

Key wordsgender based violence / human rights / LGBTIQ