The Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

20 Dec 2013
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The Regional Report: Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV is a joint publication by UNDP, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). The report documents progressive initiatives and good practices of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and other human rights advocacy bodies in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste to protect and promote the rights of these highly marginalized individuals. Building upon the recommendations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and the Yogyakarta Principles, the report is an outcome of national processes which brought together NHRIs and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities in a series of national dialogues to boost cooperation and understanding.