United Nations: Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Association Related to Sexual Orientation

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has developed the attached report to contribute to the information gathered by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in preparation of their 2007 annual reports. The report highlights conceptual issues related to the rights to free expression, assembly, and association as they concern sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and includes information on the status of these rights during the past year.