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Gay refugee rights: legislation and human rights law
On Line Opinion (2011)
  • Jo Coghlan, Southern Cross University
Abstract
On 17 May 1970, homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases published by the World Health Organisation (WHO). On 17 May 2011, the 6th International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) was held. Yet, consensual acts between same-sex adults are criminalised in 80 member states of the United Nations and homosexuality results in the death penalty in six of these countries.
Keywords
  • Gay refugee rights
Publication Date
June 28, 2011
Citation Information
Jo Coghlan. "Gay refugee rights: legislation and human rights law" On Line Opinion (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jo_coghlan/59/