Supporting human rights of LGBTI persons
What are the main dilemmas development actors face in the support for the human rights of LGBTI persons? And how should the EU respond to human rights violations?
The commitment to promote the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersexual (LGBTI) persons comes with a number of dilemmas connected to sensitivity, efficiency and the potentially harmful consequences of human rights sanctions.
While donor interference with domestic human rights protection can be perceived as an imposition and potentially include harmful consequences for citizens on the ground, the choice to not interfere includes the risk of funding and legitimising discriminatory policies. In this flash brief, GLOBUS researcher Johanne Døhlie Saltnes presents the dilemmas actors face in the support for the human rights of LGBTI persons and makes some recommendations for how the EU as an aid donor can approach this issue.