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Comments on legislation and policy

Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

In this page, the UN Independent Expert shares all comments provided by the mandate to States on national laws, regulations and policies. The mandate regularly provides comments on the adequacy of normative and policy developments with international standards on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

See below a list of letters concerning national norms sent since 2017 by the UN Independent Expert and the responses from Government to these communications.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
European Union
Other
Ghana
Brunei
Other
Kazakhstan
  • 7 November 2018 – “Comment on draft by-laws” – OL KAZ 5/2018
Republic of Korea
  • 5 April 2018 – “Attempts to challenge and weaken the protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity” – OL KOR 1/2018
    Government response
Haiti
  • 22 September 2017 – “Propositions de lois portant sur la réputation et le certificat de bonnes vie et mœurs et sur le renforcement des dispositions du Code civil relatives au mariage et à la protection de la familleJOL HTI 4/2017
Chile
Peru
  • 7 April 2017 – “Decreto Legislativo N° 1323” - OL PER 3/2017

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