Yogyakarta Principles +10
We have commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Yogyakarta Principles.
On November the 26th, 2016, Yogyakarta Principles turned 10 years since they have been released. We celebrated this anniversary with actions to highlight the impact the Principles have had on the lives of LGBT people, the potential they created for civil society, and the work that needs to be done going forwards. From September 16th to the 18th, 2017 a Group of Experts tasked with finalizing a set of additional principles and state obligations to the Yogyakata Principles on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, aiming to take on board new developments in international law with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity.
On 10 November, 2017, Additional Principles and State Obligations on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics to Complement the Yogyakarta Principles were adopted.
This new set supplements the Yogyakarta Principles. The YP plus 10 document emerged from the intersection of the developments in international human rights law with the emerging understanding of violations suffered by persons on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and the recognition of the distinct and intersectional grounds of gender expression and sex characteristics.
Find documents on YP+10 here:
- The Yogyakarta Principles: looking back, looking forward. By Pooja Patel and Arvind Narrain.
- The Yogyakarta Principles on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Six Conceptual Advances enabled by the Principles. By Arvind Narrain.
- The Yogyakarta Principles on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Establishing the Universality of Human Rights. By Pooja Patel and Arvind Narrain.
- The repeal Section 377 of Indian Penal Code affirms international law outlined in The Yogyakarta Principles. Arundhati Katju discusses the ways in which the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Section 377 of Penal Code affirms international law outlined in The Yogyakarta Principles.
- Five thing activists should know about the impact of Yogyakarta Principles 10 years after. ARC International Executive Director Kim Vance reflects on the impact the Yogyakarta Principles have had on the last 10 years, and on how the situation is moving forward.
- From Yogyakarta with Love is an animation video that APCOM produces to facilitate a meaningful understanding of the Principles and to encourage their use and their promotion.
- TRANScending Beautiful. Photographer Darvesh Singh first solo exhibition showcases portraits of transgendered individuals highlighting the Yogyakarta Principles.