3rd SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

JOINT STATEMENT

H.E. WEGGER CHR. STRØMMEN

AMBASSADOR

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF NORWAY TO THE

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL

ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA

 

Geneva, December 1, 2006

 

I have the honour to make this statement on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity on behalf of the following 54 States, including 18 members of the Human Rights Council:

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and my own country Norway.