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Joint statement from twelve United Nations entities calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The joint statement highlights the UN’s inter-agency commitment on working with Member States to protect, respect and fulfil the right of LGBTI people to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma. It also calls on countries to repeal discriminatory laws.
Resolution on Protection against Violence and other Human Rights Violations against Persons on the basis of their real or imputed Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity adopted at the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Luanda, Angola, 28 April to 12 May 2014.
The scope of this protocol encompasses the legal definition of discrimination as well as the identification and elimination of arbitrary discrimination -as defined by a range of important international instruments. Designed to assist National AIDS Programmes and others in detecting arbitrary discrimination, the protocol also serves as an effective human rights tool and a means of enforcing measures against such discrimination. Sources of arbitrary discrimination, and the criteria for assessing their existence, are outlined together with a detailed inductive methodology. The protocol also includes questionnaires for the assessment of arbitrary discrimination and for direct witness/key informant interviews, as well as checklists and orientation programmes for investigators.