The Yogyakarta Principles

2 April 2007 at 1:57 pm | Posted in Human rights, Mary Robinson, News, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

Former High Commissioner for Human Rights and 2002 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Mary Robinson was among the 29 human rights experts who drafted the Yogyakarta Principles.

The document reinterpretes 29 existing international human rights laws to include homosexual rights. Among the rights are the right to equality and non-discrimination, the right to employment, the right to life, the right to privacy and the right to security.

The Principles were launched in Geneva last week after having been adopted in November 2006.

Guardian editorial on the next step forward.

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