Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from torture: Challenges, opportunities, and comparative experiences

Authors

  • Renata Politi REDRESS
  • Chris Esdaile

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v31i2.128109

Keywords:

human rights, discrimination, LGBT, torture, ill-treatment, Africa, sexual orientation, gender identity, litigation, strategic litigation, Azul Rojas Marín, accountability, judgment, African Human Rights System, African Commission, Inter-American System of Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, violence, discriminatory torture

Abstract

This news piece is about REDRESS' webinar held on 1 July 2021 on the protection of LGBT+ persons in Africa from torture and ill-treatment. The speakers on that occasion included (i) Victor Madrigal, the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; (ii) Sibongile Ndashe, founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), based in South Africa; Ayo Sogunro, Manager of the Sexual Orientation, Gender identity and Sex Characteristics Unit at the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, in South Africa; and (iv) Gabriela Oporto, from the Peruvian organisation PROMSEX.

This news piece was written by Chris Esdaile and Renata Politi, from REDRESS.

Author Biography

Chris Esdaile

Legal Advisor, REDRESS.

References

References

Madrigal-Borloz, V. (2021). Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from Torture: Challenges, opportunities and comparative experiences [Video]. https://youtu.be/UFe6g1Esl8Y

Ndashe, S. (2021). Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from Torture: Challenges, opportunities and comparative experiences [Video]. https://youtu.be/UFe6g1Esl8Y

Oporto, G. (2021). Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from Torture: Challenges, opportunities and comparative experiences [Video]. https://youtu.be/UFe6g1Esl8Y

Sogunro, A. (2021). Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from Torture: Challenges, opportunities and comparative experiences [Video]. https://youtu.be/UFe6g1Esl8Y

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Politi, R., & Esdaile, C. (2021). Protecting LGBT+ persons in Africa from torture: Challenges, opportunities, and comparative experiences. Torture Journal, 31(2), 144–146. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v31i2.128109