Legal Cases Supported by the Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust provides technical legal support in court cases around the world, where local litigants are seeking to challenge laws that criminalise – or impose other administrative penalties based on - sexual identity. The cases we work on, most of which are in Commonwealth countries, may be brought in domestic, regional or international courts or tribunals. 

Our assistance is often confidential. We take guidance in all cases from local lawyers and work in the manner best suited to the context, and in the interests of the parties involved.

Our role may be as a party to the litigation, as counsel, as an intervenor or 'friend of the court', or as technical legal advisors in international human rights law, comparative constitutional law, strategic litigation assessments, pleadings and submission drafting and general case management. 

The Human Dignity Trust has provided support in the following cases:

Belize: A Constitutional Challenge to the Laws Criminalising Homosexuality in Belize

European Union (complete): Case before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Jamaica: Petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Northern Cyprus: Petition before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Singapore: Two separate cases before the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Singapore


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