Programme Detail

Human rights crisis: state-sanctioned crimes and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons

Committee(s)
HRI - Human Rights Institute
Judges' Forum
Rule of Law Action Group
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
Session Co-Chair David Lowe
Officer Title Vice-Chair Discrimination Law Committee
Law Firm Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP
Location San Francisco, USA
Session Co-Chair Ramyar Moghadassi
Officer Title Officer Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Working Group
Law Firm Moghadassi & Associates
Location London, England
Description
State-sanctioned violence against - and murder of - lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ('LGBT') persons continues around the world, with some countries introducing new legislation criminalising and punishing same-sex relationships and conduct, causing LGBT persons to live in hiding and terror. This session looks at the pernicious effects of these laws, the horrific human rights abuses being perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the role of lawyers in stopping the violence.
Speakers
Speaker Cherie Blair QC
Officer Title Vice-Chair Discrimination Law Committee
Law Firm Matrix Chambers
Location London, England
Speaker Boris Dittrich
Law Firm Humans Rights Watch
Location New York, USA
Speaker Saghi Ghahraman
Law Firm Iranian Queer Organization
Location Toronto, Canada
Speaker Monica Mbaru
Law Firm International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission
Location Thika, Kenya
Speaker Shannon Minter
Law Firm National Center for Lesbian Rights
Location San Francisco, USA
Location
Room 210, Level 2
Date
Wednesday 06 October (10:00) - (13:00)


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