Eleos Justice Report Launch: State Sanctioned Killing of Sexual Minorities: Looking Beyond the Death Penalty

02/22/2021 05:00 pm 02/22/2021 06:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Eleos Justice Report Launch: State Sanctioned Killing of Sexual Minorities: Looking Beyond the Death Penalty

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Many take for granted the acceptability of consensual sexual activity between persons of the same sex, and the total inappropriateness of the state interfering with—let alone prohibiting—such behaviour. It may come as a surprise, then, that around the world, numerous states are complicit in the most extreme response to sexual diversity: homicide.

In addition to the handful of countries that impose the death penalty for same-sex intimacy, this report examines the far greater number of countries in which state actors commission, condone, endorse and enable the killing of sexual minorities. A global snapshot shows that sexual minorities have been subjected to extrajudicial executions and state-sponsored 'conversion therapies’ that lead to death or pose significant risk to life. Further, killings by private actors have been excused by discriminatory homicide laws, such as the notorious ‘gay panic’ defence which remained lawful in Australia until December 2020.

Join us for the launch of ‘State-Sanctioned Killing of Sexual Minorities: Looking Beyond the Death Penalty’, in partnership with CPJP.


Moderator

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project

Authors

Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice; Associate Professor, Monash Law

Christopher Alexander, Fellow, Eleos Justice

Panellists

Roya Boroumand, Executive Director, Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran

Paula Gerber, Fellow, Eleos Justice; Professor, Monash Law

Rasha Younes, Researcher, Human Rights Watch - LGBT Rights Program in the Middle East and North Africa

Special guests (recorded video)

David France, Director, Welcome To Chechnya

Lucas Ramón Mendos, International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)

Opening and closing remarks

Stephen Keim SC, Chair, Capital Punishment Justice Project

Julian McMahon AC SC, Capital Punishment Justice Project


Event Partners

MMonash University logo, Monash Law logo, Capital Punishment Justice Project logo

Event Details

Date:
22 February 2021 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom (recording)

Description

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

Many take for granted the acceptability of consensual sexual activity between persons of the same sex, and the total inappropriateness of the state interfering with—let alone prohibiting—such behaviour. It may come as a surprise, then, that around the world, numerous states are complicit in the most extreme response to sexual diversity: homicide.

In addition to the handful of countries that impose the death penalty for same-sex intimacy, this report examines the far greater number of countries in which state actors commission, condone, endorse and enable the killing of sexual minorities. A global snapshot shows that sexual minorities have been subjected to extrajudicial executions and state-sponsored 'conversion therapies’ that lead to death or pose significant risk to life. Further, killings by private actors have been excused by discriminatory homicide laws, such as the notorious ‘gay panic’ defence which remained lawful in Australia until December 2020.

Join us for the launch of ‘State-Sanctioned Killing of Sexual Minorities: Looking Beyond the Death Penalty’, in partnership with CPJP.


Moderator

Simone Abel, CEO, Capital Punishment Justice Project

Authors

Mai Sato, Director, Eleos Justice; Associate Professor, Monash Law

Christopher Alexander, Fellow, Eleos Justice

Panellists

Roya Boroumand, Executive Director, Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran

Paula Gerber, Fellow, Eleos Justice; Professor, Monash Law

Rasha Younes, Researcher, Human Rights Watch - LGBT Rights Program in the Middle East and North Africa

Special guests (recorded video)

David France, Director, Welcome To Chechnya

Lucas Ramón Mendos, International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)

Opening and closing remarks

Stephen Keim SC, Chair, Capital Punishment Justice Project

Julian McMahon AC SC, Capital Punishment Justice Project


Event Partners

MMonash University logo, Monash Law logo, Capital Punishment Justice Project logo