Comments on legislation and policy

In this page, the UN Independent Expert shares all comments provided by the mandate to States on national laws, regulations and policies. The mandate regularly provides comments on the adequacy of normative and policy developments with international standards on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

See below a list of letters concerning national norms sent since 2017 by the UN Independent Expert and the responses from Government to these communications. 

Recent communications




Republic of Korea

  • 5 April 2018 – "Attempts to challenge and weaken the protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity" – OL KOR 1/2018 
    Government response


  • 22 September 2017 – " Propositions de lois portant sur la réputation et le certificat de bonnes vie et mœurs et sur le renforcement des dispositions du Code civil relatives au mariage et à la protection de la famille – JOL HTI 4/2017



  • 7 April 2017 – “Decreto Legislativo N° 1323” - OL PER 3/2017