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The Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: A primer to working with the United Nations Treaty Monitoring Bodies and the Special Procedures of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

, Index number: IOR 40/004/2005

The purpose of this document is to provide basic guidance on how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can use the United Nations (UN) Treaty Monitoring Bodies (referred to as the "Treaty Bodies") and the Special Procedures of the UN Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) to raise cases concerning the promotion and protection of the human rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This document provides practical advice on how to use these bodies to raise individual cases as well as general situations of violations of the human rights of LGBT people.

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