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Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

05.06.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

This is the 1st report of the Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, presented in July 2017 in application to the resolution 32/2 of the Human Rights Council for human rights (A / 72/172).

The author offers some basic reflections and in particular draws a picture of the situation, particularly with regard to the application of international instruments, by identifying best practices and shortcomings in this area; he draws attention to the problem of violence and discrimination and their root causes; he emphasizes the importance of dialogue, consultation and cooperation with States and other stakeholders; he identifies the multiple, crossed and aggravated forms of violence and discrimination; and highlights the need to support international cooperation and related services to support national efforts.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Vitit Muntarbhorn
  • Publishing house : Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 20
  • Language : English, French and Arabic


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