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Trinidad and Tobago-Universal Periodic Review-CCPR-September 2023

Date: September 12, 2023
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: International Advocacy, LGBTIQ+ Rights
Mechanism: UN Human Rights Committee
Report Type: Shadow/Parallel Report
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This report addresses Trinidad and Tobago’s compliance with its human rights obligations with regard to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTIQ+) individuals. Actual or perceived LGBTIQ+ individuals in Trinidad and Tobago live in an environment where, at best, they do not enjoy the same rights and freedoms as non-LGBTIQ+ individuals – including those in heterosexual partnerships or marriages – and at worst, they face harms ranging from active hostility in their communities, physical and emotional violence, persecution, and discrimination by the State and non-State actors.