One step closer to justice: Inter-American human rights body to examine Jamaica’s homophobic laws

The Human Dignity Trust welcomes a recent decision by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to accept the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica’s anti-buggery laws. The victims in the case claim that sections of Jamaica’s 1864 Offences Against the Person Act not only criminalise consensual sexual activity between men, but also legitimise violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Read more

Highest court in Caribbean strikes down Guyana’s law targeting trans people

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled on Tuesday that a 125-year-old law, which made it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of a different gender for an ‘improper purpose’, is unconstitutional and is therefore struck from Guyana’s lawbooks.

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Belize government’s limited appeal of decriminalisation ruling proceeds while LGBT community stands firm in their rights

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment after arguments in the Orozco v Attorney Generalappeal hearing took place in Belize City on 29 October 2018.

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