Friday, 30 September 2016

United Nations: Protection

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination.

The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Mr Muntarbhorn is an international law professor at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and has served on several UN bodies, including inquiries on Syria and as a special rapporteur on North Korea.

The UN agreed on the new role in June, after the 47-member council overcame strong objections by Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries to adopt a Western-backed resolution by a vote of 23 states in favour and 18 against with six abstentions.

Human Rights Watch welcomed Friday's appointment, saying the UN council “made history”...

Well, it's certainly a better idea than thinking countries will like being bossed around by 'enlightened' America, but how is this going to work exactly?


  1. I would like an agency that respects the legislation of the individual countries on homosexuality but ensures those laws are applied as they were intended. Many sodomy laws are used to persecute people who aren't even queer. Or to persecute queer people who didn't actually break the law.

  2. How's that "enlightening" via Putin's Russia going, Dickie? Conspicuously quiet on that bloody front lately. Scullery maid of power?