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Fitting (for Susan Rice), on National Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Fitting, on National #Transgender Day of Remembrance, that #UNGA acknowledges protections on the basis of gender identity.

Susan Rice ‏@AmbassadorRice
Good to see #UNGA reject removal of "sexual orientation & gender identity" from resolution on extrajudicial, summary, & arbitrary executions

Susan Rice ‏@AmbassadorRice
Appalled by efforts to strip the reference to “sexual orientation and gender identity” from the UN's resolution on extrajudicial killing.

Susan Rice ‏@AmbassadorRice
We will not allow the remarkable progress the #UN has made on #LGBT issues in the last four years to be rolled back.

Susan Rice ‏@AmbassadorRice
Justice, human rights and freedom from fear of arbitrary violence apply to all individuals regardless of who they are or whom they love.


UN Draft Resolution Against Extrajudicial Executions Includes Gender Identity
The draft resolution approved in the Third Committee of the General Assembly mentions gender identity as a category needing protection for the first time.

November 21 2012 10:52 AM ET

A United Nations committee responsible for human rights issues approved a draft resolution Tuesday that for the first time acknowledges gender identity as a category in need of protection from extrajudicial executions.

The Third Committee of the General Assembly passed the resolution by a vote of 108 to 1, with 65 abstentions, according to a United Nations news release. Iran was the only country to oppose the resolution, which was approved after “rigorous debate” over the language.

Sweden introduced the resolution, which condemns extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary executions on the basis on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and other categories. The text reiterates states’ obligation to conduct prompt, comprehensive and fair investigations into all suspected extrajudicial executions, and urges states to investigate all killings, including those targeted at people because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and other reasons.

Two years ago, the committee approved an amendment removing the reference to “sexual orientation” on behalf of a group of African states. The language had been included in every vote over the previous decade, and it was later restored in the General Assembly after a last-minute push by the United States.

Blocks of countries also challenged the concept of rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity this year. The United Arab Emirates sponsored an amendment on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation that would have removed the language about sexual orientation and gender identity, but it was defeated by a vote of 86 to 44, with 31 abstentions, according to the UN news release.

read: http://www.advocate.com/news/world-news/2012/11/21/un-draft-resolution-against-extrajudicial-executions-includes-gender

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:09 PM

1. I love Susan Rice and cannot wait to see her serve as SOS.


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