HRC to Launch ‘Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth’: Friday 5 July

Tuesday 25 June 2013

The Human Rights Consortium, in collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, will launch new publication Human Rights, Sexual orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth on Friday 5 July. Edited by Corinne Lennox (Institute of Commonwealth Studies/HRC) and Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow), the volume comprises of 13 peer-reviewed chapters by academics and activists presenting analyses of struggles for decriminalization and change across 16 national contexts covering all regions of the Commonwealth: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas.  Consequently, this book offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalization of same-sex sexual behavior and relationships.

Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth will be launched in the UK on Friday 5 July at 17.30 in the Chancellor’s Hall (first floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU). The launch will feature talks by the editors and contributors. All are welcome to attend the launch; for further details, please email