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The Human Rights Situation, Case Law, and Research on Protections on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression in the Republic of Kenya

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In response to the Call for Inputs issued by the Office of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, this submission outlines the human rights situation of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community in the Republic of Kenya (Kenya). In particular, this submission discusses the following underpinnings: i) decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations; ii) effective anti-discrimination measures; iii) legal recognition of gender identity; iv) destigmatization linked with depathologisation; and v) socio-cultural inclusion. In line with the guidelines of the Call for Inputs, this submission includes information on the current LGBTI rights situation in Kenya, key laws and policies, as well as relevant statistics (annexed). Included in this report are also best practice recommendations for promoting human rights protections on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
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