Our Work in the News

Watch: Conference on Legal and Judicial Legacies of Empire at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London

14 June 2014   United Kingdom

Téa Braun, Legal Director, Human Dignity Trust spoke at the third session titled ‘The Dark Side of the Moon; the Legacy of old Laws’ - the legacy of old laws; human rights and the n

The Trust responds to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act becoming law

25 February 2014

Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Cooper's reaction to the passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act was picked up by more than 100 news plaftoms around the globe. Read the full statement here See a br

The Guardian: Uganda awaits president's decision on anti-gay bill

10 February 2014   United Kingdom

The Guardian's legal section spoke to leading Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha, and HDT's chief executive Jonathan Cooper for this piece on the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Uganda awaits president'

Independent on Sunday: Homophobia is not African

09 February 2014   United Kingdom

The Independent on Sunday ran an interview with leading Ugandan LGBT activist Frank Mugisha, which mentions the Human Dignity Trust. 'Homophobia is not African; it's imported'

The Lawyer: Taylor Wessing Acts for the Human Dignity Trust in Northern Cyprus

29 January 2014   United Kingdom

The Lawyer reported on the Human Dignity Trust's win in Northern Cyprus, where the goverment scrapped the jurisdiction's anti-gay laws as a result of a law suit we brought. Taylor Wessing acts for Hu

The Guardian: Northern Cyprus votes to legalise gay sex

27 January 2014   Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus, the last jurisdiction in Europe where gay sex between consenting adults was illegal, has voted to remove the offence from its statute books. Legal action against Northern Cyprus's la

Euronews: Gay sex legalised in Northern Cyprus

27 January 2014

The European news source covered the news of the Human Dignity Trust's first major win - having a launched a court case that led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Cyprus. Gay sex

The Gay Times: Northern Cyprus finally decriminalises homosexuality

27 January 2014   United Kingdom

The Gay Times covered the developments in Northern Cyprus, where the Human Dignity Trust claimed its first victory, on their news blog. Northern Cyprus finally decriminalises homosexuality

Human Dignity Trust CEO on US national radio

20 January 2014   United States of America

The Human Dignity Trust's Chief Executive, Jonathan Cooper, appeared on NPR - a national radio station in the US - talking about the criminalisation of homosexuality globally, with a particular focus

South China Morning Post: Nigeria's 'Jail the Gays' bill

16 January 2014   China

Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper covers the developments in Nigeria and Uganda, using a quote from the Human Dignity Trust. Dozens held in wake of Nigeria's 'jill the gays' bill

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