The commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Tran’s phobia, on May 17 each year, is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of violence and discrimination against LGBTI people in our society and to take concrete steps to ensure that all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation



  1. Madam Chairperson, Honorable Commissioners, State Delegates, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Allow me to begin by applauding the Commission and in particular the Committee on the Prevention of Torture in Africa (CPTA) for the launch of General Comment No. 4 on the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights


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