Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

12-2012

Abstract

In June 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted its first resolution on sexual orientation and human rights. Resolution 17/19 expressed grave concern at violence and discrimination committed against people because of their sexual orientation and tasked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on such abuses. In a body marred by regional bloc voting, Resolution 17/19 passed with support from states in all five of the official regions of the UN. South Africa was widely praised for leading such a progressive resolution through the Council, especially in the face of considerable pressure from African and Islamic states.

Discipline

Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Issue

17

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Publisher

South African Foreign Policy Initiative

City or Country

Pinelands, South Africa

Additional URL

http://www.safpi.org/publications/south-africas-first-five-years-united-nations-human-rights-council

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