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Human Dignity Trust widely recognised in House of Lords first debate on global LGBT persecution

17 September 2015

The work of the Human Dignity Trust was widely recognised and cited in the House of Lords' first ever debate on the global persecution of LGBT people. Peers from across party lines acknowledged the UK's profound need to do more to tackle the global blight of criminalisation and the persecution it engenders. 

“A critically important legal case is pending in Belize which would have ramifications across the whole of the Caribbean.… For this, and so much other progress, I join others in paying tribute to the work of organisations such as the Human Dignity Trust, Kaleidoscope and Stonewall. Their dogged campaigning and advocacy continue to pay real dividends.”

Lord Black of Brentwood

 

“I of course acknowledge the positive way that the Government are working closely with organisations such as the Human Dignity Trust, Stonewall and the Kaleidoscope Trust on how we oppose human rights abuses of gay people worldwide.

Lord Collins of Highbury

 

“The Human Dignity Trust, which does such excellent work on this issue, helpfully sets out 10 recommendations to the Government on how this issue can be made a fundamental feature of policy, and eight spheres in which action can and should be taken.”

Lord Harries of Pentregrath

 

The work of organisations such as Kaleidoscope and the Human Dignity Trust to try and help those activists make their case has to be applauded and supported.

Lord Smith of Finsbury

 

“The Human Dignity Trust, which does such excellent work on this issue, helpfully sets out 10 recommendations to the Government on how this issue can be made a fundamental feature of policy, and eight spheres in which action can and should be taken.”

Lord Harries of Pentregrath

 

“As the work by the Human Dignity Trust has shown, criminalisation also tends to march hand in hand with bad or authoritarian government. Only one criminalising state is a full democracy.”

 Lord Black of Brentwood

 

“[O]ur public diplomacy forms an integral part of our approach to changing perceptions, securing equal rights for LGBTI persons and demonstrating solidarity with civil society activists. That includes Stonewall, the Kaleidoscope Trust and the Human Dignity Trust.”

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

 

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