IHRP Assists Challenge to Barbados’ Discriminatory Sexual Offences Act

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Three Barbadians — a trans woman, a lesbian and a gay man — are filing today a petition against Barbados before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) challenging laws criminalising “buggery” and other intimacy between consenting partners, including same-sex partners, as violating numerous rights guaranteed in the American Convention on Human Rights. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, along with Trans Advocacy & Agitation Barbados (TAAB) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program, is supporting this petition and providing technical assistance to the three petitioners.

Read media release here.

Read full petition here.

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