On 6 June 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted two Conventions aimed at eliminating discrimination in its 35 member states. The first Convention seeks to eliminate racism, racial discrimination and related forms of intolerance, while the second addresses discrimination and intolerance on all other grounds. ERT welcomes the adoption of these Conventions as progressive measures which will assist in providing protection from discrimination on a large number of grounds and in many areas of life in countries which ratify the instruments. >>>
The High Court rejected arguments submitted by four transsexuals that the law breaches a number of their fundamental rights including the rights to non-discrimination, freedom of expression and human dignity.