New HRC publication Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth to be launched in Toronto

Wednesday 29 May 2013

The latest Human Rights Consortium publication (published in collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, will be launched in Toronto, Canada, at an event on 'Sexuality, Repression and the Law: Resistance and Asylum'. 

Launch flyer

Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change is the first book on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the Commonwealth, where 42 of 54 Member States criminalise same‐sex sexual acts as a result of British colonial laws. Chapters by academics and activists, covering 16 states, examine the relationship of past decriminalization processes to current struggles. The focus is of utility for activists, researchers and decision‐makers.

This publication will be launched in London on 5 July 2013 from 17.30 in the Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.