UN Human Rights Chief Speaks Out Against India’s Supreme Court Decision Recriminalizing Gay Sex

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 6.12.58 PMThe head of the United Nation's human rights division has denounced the Supreme Court of India's ruling re-criminalizing gay sex, saying the decision violates international human rights laws. RTT News reports:

"Criminalizing private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

The Supreme Court's decision, she added in a news release, represents "a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights."

Indian government officials have vowed to take action against the ruling.  

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  1. Brian1 says

    Is this the real Mike Ryan? I understood you on the olympics boycott but you’ve been completely whacko on India so I’m wondering if this is an impostor.

  2. lukebrux says

    Let’s be real, India is a deeply traditional society, very conservative. Sodomy law will not be abolished any time soon. There is no general agreement in western world about the human rights of LGBT, in India it’s just unrealistic to expect any action against a widely supported law.

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