General comments (recommendations) by UN treaty bodies: reference to LGBTI and SOGIESC

Since 2000, United Nations treaty bodies have adopted 45 general comments and general recommendations addressing different human rights issues faced by LGBTI persons and clarifying State obligations in this regard.

To better serve LGBTI activists and organisations worldwide – as well as international human rights lawyers, researchers, officials and everyone interested in LGBTI human rights standards at the UN – ILGA World has launched a new publication supporting them to engage with international human rights mechanisms: a report detailing all general comments and general recommendations containing language on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people, and sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) issued by United Nations treaty bodies.


Download the report: General comments (recommendations) by United Nations treaty bodies: references to LGBTI and SOGIESC in English – en español


 Follow this link to read a summary of the report