Recent Anti-LGBTI Laws Violate Human Rights

Anti-LGBTI laws passed last week by the governments of Nigeria and Uganda threaten the lives and human rights of people living, working, and visiting those countries. Not only are the lives of LGBTI persons at stake, but their friends, family, teachers, colleagues, health practitioners, and human rights defenders could face fines or imprisonment for failure … Continue reading Recent Anti-LGBTI Laws Violate Human Rights

African Commission to Consider Violence Perpetrated Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

A delegation from the government of Cameroon is appearing this week before the 54th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to delve into human rights conditions in Cameroon and to respond to questions. Reflecting grave concerns about violence that is based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Cameroon, the NGO Forum hosted … Continue reading African Commission to Consider Violence Perpetrated Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

“Look at the details of Eric Ohena Lembembe’s life and you will understand why he died.”

The International Justice Program doesn't get to travel to Geneva very often, but thanks to the United Nations' live webcasts, we can usually see and hear all the U.N.'s human rights action as it happens. On Friday morning, I was eager to watch the U.N. Human Rights Council's consideration of the Universal Periodic Review of … Continue reading “Look at the details of Eric Ohena Lembembe’s life and you will understand why he died.”