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Speak up stop discrimination

Booklet, "Born Free and Equal"

"Born Free and Equal" sets out the source and scope of some of the core legal obligations that States have to protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The 60-page booklet is designed as a tool for States, to help them better understand the nature of their obligations and the steps required to meet them, as well as for civil society activists, human rights defenders and others seeking to hold Governments to account for breaches of international human rights law.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese (PDF)
Unofficial translations: Farsi | Khmer | Portuguese | Tetum | Turkish | Vietnamese (20Mb, PDF)


For positive examples and concrete recommendations on how to put into practice the legal obligations set out in the "Born Free and Equal" booklet, please see the OHCHR publication "Living Free and Equal".