Sexual Orientation

Transgender Persons Rules 2020: A Halfhearted Attempt at Redemption

Transgender Persons Rules 2020: A Halfhearted Attempt at Redemption

Justice Chandrachud of the Indian Supreme Court, in the landmark Navtej Singh Johar judgment, opined that, “our ...
Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment Azul Rojas Marín ...
Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Conversion therapy (CT) is a constellation of medical, psychoanalytic, behavioural, religious techniques and ...
Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

On 19th May 2020, the Hungarian parliament passed Bill T/9934. Article 33 of the Bill makes information on an ...
Singaporean High Court upholds criminalisation of sexual intercourse between consenting males

Singaporean High Court upholds criminalisation of sexual intercourse between consenting males

On 30th March 2020, the High Court of Singapore upheld the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Singapore ...
A Gay Kiss on the Internet: Can Strasbourg Litigation Help Win the War Against Homophobia?

A Gay Kiss on the Internet: Can Strasbourg Litigation Help Win the War Against Homophobia?

On 14 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of the European Convention on Human ...
LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

It’s the middle of a busy month for the LGBT+ sector in Northern Ireland, with four Pride festivals taking place ...
The High Court of Botswana decriminalises same-sex relations

The High Court of Botswana decriminalises same-sex relations

The judgement of the Botswana High Court in LM V The Attorney General, which legalised same-sex sex relations, is ...
Brazil’s top court uses anti-racism legislation to make discrimination against LGBT people a criminal offence

Brazil’s top court uses anti-racism legislation to make discrimination against LGBT people a criminal offence

On 13th June 2019, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF), by a majority of 8 to 3, recognized discrimination on the ...
#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

#Repeal162: Same-Sex Marriage Bogeyman an Incomprehensible Justification for Criminalizing Same-Sex Conduct

Over the past six years, Kenyan human rights activists, lawyers and organisations have secured key legal victories ...
Ukraine’s ostensible desire to adopt European liberal values

Ukraine’s ostensible desire to adopt European liberal values

Violation of LGBT rights and hate crimes have become commonplace in Ukraine. Beyond facing discrimination in ...

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