Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for LGBTI Rights in Africa

Today, the Ugandan Constitutional Court struck down that country's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which had been signed into law in February of this year. And earlier this summer, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Africa’s regional human rights body, issued a landmark resolution calling on its member states to respect and protect the human rights … Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for LGBTI Rights in Africa

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.”