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LGBT Rights as Human Rights: Recent Legal Developments in Africa
Monday, April 23, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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This panel considers developments in LGBT rights in relation to recent anti-gay legislation in Africa. These laws seek to criminalize any same-sex activity or organizing on behalf of LGBT people. Panelists will address the tension between these developments and the recent formal recognition of LGBT rights by the United Nations.

Moderator: JORDAN BACKMAN, Chair, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Speakers: BORIS DITTRICH, LGBT Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch; BRUCE KNOTTS, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office; WADE McMULLEN, Donald M. Wilson Fellow, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; PAM SPEES, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights; Activist and Lawyer from Botswana; DR. CHEIKH TRAORE, Sexual Diversity Team, United Nations Development Program; MALIKA ZOUHALI-WORRALL, co-director of the award-winning documentary “Call Me Kuchu” about David Kato, Ugandan LGBT rights activist who was murdered in 2011

Sponsored by: Committee on African Affairs, Christina T. Holder, Chair; Committee on Civil Rights, Brian J. Kreiswirth, Chair; Committee on International Human Rights, Stephen L. Kass, Chair; Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, Jordan Backman, Chair; Committee on Sex and the Law, Pamela B. Zimmerman, Chair; Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Schulman, Chair; Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director.

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)