ILGA World has launched the first toolkit focusing on strategic litigation with the UN Treaty Bodies and on individual communications to this human rights mechanism.

United Nations Treaty Bodies’ individual communications mechanisms provide defenders with opportunities to obtain justice after the exhaustion of domestic remedies, and to benefit from positive developments achieved in the field by defenders from other countries and regions.

The Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation toolkit was prepared for and with LGBTI defenders from across the world: they contributed to it, shared their experiences and lessons learnt, and explained what international advocacy and litigation can mean for local defenders.

The Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation toolkit is made of three parts:
click on the links below to download them!

Policy paper (English – español – français – русский)
Treaty Bodies’ case digest
Compilation of LGBTI cases reviewed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights
Regional booklets: Europe and Central Asia – Latin America and the Caribbean

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the toolkit, as well as strategic litigation before Treaty Bodies, feel free to send them to [email protected].