The Human Dignity Trust Works For the Global Decriminalisation of Sexual Identity

Bringing National Laws into Conformity with International Human Rights Law

The goal of the Trust is to ensure that international human rights laws which prohibit the criminalisation of private consensual same-sex sexual conduct are respected and applied across the world so that people’s human dignity, privacy and equality are not violated.

The Trust does not campaign; it works using international law and plans to facilitate test case litigation in those jurisdictions that continue to criminalise homosexuality. At any one time we aim to have between 5 and 10 cases before national courts and international tribunals. 

This work is endorsed by many of the world´s leading human rights lawyers and jurists, some of whom are involved as our patrons, trustees and supporters.

This work is for the public benefit and aims to promote and protect human rights including:

  • The right to human dignity and to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • The right to privacy and to personal and social development
  • To promote the sound administration of the law, including the provision of education, training and research


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