LGBTI Resources

A. International Instruments

  • UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur, Nigel S. Rodley, on the question of the human rights of all persons subjected to any form of detention or imprisonment, in particular: torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, E/CN.4/1995/34 (January 12, 1995).
  • UN Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapportuer on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt, E/CN.4/2004/49 (February 16, 2004).
  • UN Committee Against Torture, General Comment 2: Implementation of article 2 (prevention of acts of torture) by States parties, CAT/C/GC/2 (January 24, 2008). http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/comments.htm.
  • UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), General Comment No. 14 on the right to the highest attainable standard of health, E/C.12/2000/4 (August 11, 2000).
  • UN General Assembly, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Nigel S. Rodley, A/56/156 (July 3, 2001). http://www.un.org/documents/ga/docs/56/a56156.pdf.
  • UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, A/HRC/RES/17/19 (July 14, 2011).
  • UN Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health: examining the relationship between the right to the highest attainable standard of health and the criminalization of same-sex conduct and sexual orientation, sex work, and HIV transmission, A/HRC/14/20 (April 27, 2010). http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/14session/A.HRC.14.20.pdf.

B. Regional Instruments

C. Other Statements and Declarations

D. LGBTI and Human Rights

E. LGBTI and Discrimination

  • Council of Europe, Combating discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity: Council of Europe Standards (June 2011). http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/hrpolicy/Publications/LGBT_en.pdf.
  • Council of Europe, Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe, 2nd Edition (September 2011). http://www.coe.int/t/Commissioner/Source/LGBT/LGBTStudy2011_en.pdf.
  • European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, LGBT Publications: http://fra.europa.eu/en/theme/lgbt?page=publications.
      • EU LGBT survey – European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survey – Results at a glance (May 2013)
      • Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the EU Member States (June 2011)
      • Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (November 2013)
      • Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU Member States Part I – Legal Analysis (June 2008)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Guidelines on International Protection NO.9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (October 23, 2012). http://www.unhcr.org/509136ca9.pdf.

F. LGBTI and the Right to Health

G. Violence and Torture against LGBTI Persons

H. Networks

  • ARC International, SOGI listserv: http://arc-international.net/network-development/sogi-listserv.
      • “The SOGI list provides a space for global advocacy, focusing on discussions and strategies related to sexuality, sexual rights, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and gender expression, and seeks to situate these discussions within a broader human rights framework.”

I. Websites