Reasons for South Africa voting against the follow-up Human Rights Council resolution calling for the appointment of an independent expert to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 2605 (NW3018E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 38-2016 OF 18 NOVEMBER 2016

2605. Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

What are the reasons that South Africa voted against the follow-up Human Rights Council resolution calling for the appointment of an independent expert to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? NW3018E

REPLY:

There has been no follow up resolution to that of the Human Rights Council on the said issue. South Africa has never voted against any resolution at the Human Rights Council or United Nations General Assembly on the thematic issue of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).

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