18 June 2011

Pin It

Gay, LGBT Human Rights Resolution Passed by United Nations Human Rights Council 23 countries vote in favor and 19 countries against resolution

Gay, LGBT Human Rights Resolution Passed by United Nations
Human Rights Council 23 countries vote in favor and
19 countries against resolution

In March the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a statement, supported by 85 countries, on gay rights called on “Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.”

First time United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed passed adpoted
Resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.

This historic resolution was presented by South Africa and Brazil with 39 additional co-sponsors from around the world.

The resolution concludes that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be extended to include LGBT individuals, declaring that there should be no violence or discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

According to Amnesty International, consensual same-sex relations are illegal in 76 countries worldwide, while harassment and discrimination are common

As this resolution is passed now the resolution calls for a panel discussion next spring with "constructive, informed and transparent dialogue on the issue of discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against" gays, lesbians and transgender people.

The resolution also will commission the first-ever U.N. report on the challenges that LGBT persons face around the globe

List of the 23 countries which voted in favor and supported LGBT Human Rights Resolution
1. Argentina
2. Belgium
3. Brazil
4. Chile
5. Cuba
6. Ecuador
7. France
8. Guatemala
9. Hungary
10. Japan
11. Mauritius
12. Mexico
13. Norway
14. Poland
15. Republic of Korea
16. Slovakia
17. Spain
18. Switzerland
19. Ukraine
20. Thailand
21. UK
22. USA
23. Uruguay

List of the 19 countries which voted against the LGBT Human Rights Resolution
1. Angola
2. Bahrain
3. Bangladesh
4. Cameroon
5. Djibouti
6. Gabon
7. Ghana
8. Jordan
9. Malaysia
10. Maldives
11. Mauritania
12. Nigeria
13. Pakistan
14. Qatar
15. Moldova
16. Russian Federation
17. Saudi Arabia
18. Senegal
19. Uganda

Abstentions: Burkina Faso, China, Zambia

Absent: Kyrgyzstan, Libya (suspended)

Co-Sponsors of the resolution:
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Uruguay.

Reality views by sm-
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Keyword Tag – UN Gay LGBT Rights Resolution


Kirtivasan Ganesan June 18, 2011  

The onus of maintaining law and order should be from panchayat to district to state to country to world. This is how it should be.
I feel UN is bringing out human rights issue from world to panchayat level. The reverse order.
I think it is justified because this way control can be maintained better.

Kirtivasan Ganesan June 18, 2011  

India is absent from the list favoring the resolution and the list against it.

sm,  June 18, 2011  

Its indian policy.
NO Risk