Notwithstanding the persistence of high levels of discrimination and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in the Americas, the IACHR is encouraged by the promising news regarding some steps forward taken over the last six months with an aim of protecting their human rights in the region. >>>
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is deeply concerned by the troubling information received during the last four months (October, November and December 2013 and January 2014) on disturbing levels of violence and brutal attacks perpetrated against LGBTI persons and organizations and/or individuals who defend their human rights in the Americas. The Commission urges OAS Member States to adopt urgent and effective measures to prevent and tackle this violence, especially when it affects LGBTI human rights defenders. >>>
On February 1, 2014, the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Persons (LGBTI) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) became fully operational. The rapporteurship will continue the main lines of work of the LGBTI Unit —created in November 2011— addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and body diversity. >>>
27/08/2013 | Grupo Todos contra a Homofobia, Lesbofobia e Transfobia
The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights condemns hate-crimes perpetrated against the community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered persons in Brazil.
And attacks against LGBT people in Brazil are on the rise. >>>
Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its 144th regular session from March 19-30, 2012. The IACHR is made up of José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Chair; Tracy Robinson, First Vice-Chair; Felipe González, Second Vice-Chair; and Dinah Shelton, Rodrigo Escobar Gil, Rosa María Ortiz, and Rose-Marie Belle Antoine. The Executive Secretary is Dr. Santiago A. Canton. >>>