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Sri Lanka: UN Treaty Body urges Sri Lanka to decriminalise consensual same-sex conduct

Index Number: ASA 37/5728/2022

A joint statement by ILGA Asia, Amnesty International, Equal Ground, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on the landmark decision, of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) which found that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual activity between women under Section 365A of Sri Lanka’s Penal Code 1883 violates their right to non-discrimination under Article 2 (a) and (d)–(g) of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

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