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HRC 44 Statement: Protect LGBTI persons’ human rights in the context of COVID-19 outbreak document

Human Rights Council 44th Session Written Statement

  • Published
  • 5 June 2020
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In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organizations working for the protection of the human rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) globally have urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither exacerbate existing misconceptions, prejudices, inequalities or structural barriers, nor lead to increased violence and discrimination against persons with diverse SOGIESC.