OFFICIAL STATEMENT 114
Renewal of the Mandate of the UN Independent Expert on Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

​Spain welcomes the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, despite the difficulties found, within the framework of the current 41st Meeting United Nations Human Rights Council

12/07/2019

As in 2016, the year in which the mandate was created, Spain has co-sponsored and voted in favour of the resolution by which the Human Rights Council recognises that the rights of LGBTI persons may be breached because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, for which the mandate of the mechanism designed to protect anyone who may suffer persecution, violence and/or discrimination for these reasons is extended.

Spain congratulates Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Uruguay for leading this initiative, and encourages the rest of the States of the international community to support the work of the Independent Expert and to collaborate with his investigations and visits.

 

 

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