ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Inter-American Human Rights Body to Examine Jamaica’s ‘homophobic’ Laws

10/16/2018 | Jamaica Observer

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has accepted the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica’s anti-buggery laws. The Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in a release today welcoming the decision, said the victims in the case — a gay man living in exile, and a lesbian who argued that she was forced to flee the country — claim that sections of Jamaica’s 1864 Offences Against the Person Act not only criminalise consensual sexual activity between men, but also legitimise violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.


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