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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:54 AM
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Venezuela: Gay Rights group reports discrimination to the United Nations
Venezuela: Gay Rights group reports discrimination to the United Nations

Gaypolis: Special lawmaking powers vested by the former National Assembly (AN) in Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez until mid 2011 jeopardize human rights. The claim was lodged on March 29 by a group of university scholars and human rights advocated with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The Venezuelan Constitution prohibits any discrimination. However, in the South American country there are some groups such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) that do not even have the right to identity.

The complaint was made by Venezuelan gay activist group Diverlex in a report sent last week to Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, and to the UN Human Rights Council, in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review, a process which involves a review of the human rights record of all 192 UN Member States. Venezuela will undergo such review in October.

http://www.gayapolis.com/news/artdisplay.php?artid=7767
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