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lgtbiIndia court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling              

Source: BBC News

September 06, 2018

In a historic decision, India’s Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.

The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”.

The court has now ruled discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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2_14_NACIONES_G UN human rights council votes to investigate Israel for alleged international law violations in Gaza    

Source: Jurist

May 21, 2018

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[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council [official website] passed a resolution [press release] on Friday to send an independent investigation commission to examine alleged violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law that occurred in response to mass protests by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and surrounding territory. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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300px-Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skiesPakistan passes transgender protections bill   

Source: Jurist

May 9, 2018

[JURIST] Members of the Pakistan National Assembly voted to pass the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act [text, PDF] Tuesday, establishing transgender individuals as a protected class. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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BoliviaUN rights committee: Bolivia violated human rights by barring two mayoral candidates from elections            

Source:Jurist

April 18, 2018

[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Committee [official website] issued two decisions [press release] Wednesday finding, in the cases of former MPs Rebeca Delgado Burgoa and Eduardo Maldonado Iporre [decisions, DOC, in Spanish], that Bolivia violated their human rights by denying access to mayoral elections. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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lgtbiMaryland House passes LGBTQ law to protect youth from conversion therapy               

Fuente: Jurist

April 05, 2018

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[JURIST] Maryland’s House of Delegates [official website] passed a bill [text, PDF] on Wednesday banning the controversial practice of conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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puerto ricoPuerto Rico to allow birth certificates to reflect gender identity            

Fuente:Jurist 

April 05, 2018

[JURIST] Lambda Legal [advocacy website] announced on Wednesday that Puerto Rico will modify current policies to allow transgender people to change their gender on identification cards following a federal court order [text, PDF]. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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bandera-espanaECHR finds Spain guilty of violating Convention on Human Rights         

Source: Jurist

March 13, 2018

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) [official website] on Tuesday held [decision, in French] that Spain violated Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights [text, PDF] when the country convicted two of its citizens, Enric Stern Taulats and Jaume Roura Capellera, for setting fire to photograph of the nation’s royal couple stating that the “conviction amounted to an interference with their right to freedom of expression.” Leer el resto de esta entrada »