Submission of Shadow Report to the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review Regarding the Human Rights situations of LGBTI persons

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Executive Summary
1.1 Civil Authorize Negotiate Organization (C.A.N-Myanmar) is a non-governmental organization that works with local activists and communities to protect and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTIQ) persons in Myanmar. It is also a lead member of the “Coalition of LGBTI organizations under Electoral Sector for the Democratic Transitioning of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (CLOESDTRUM)” which consists of 25 LGBTI organizations from different regions of Myanmar. This report is prepared for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in collaboration with 17 LGBTI organizations from Upper Myanmar region. This report highlights instances where discriminations based on sexual orientation and gender identity are affecting the lives of LGBTI persons, and where the legal framework of Myanmar is failing to adequately protect the human rights of LGBTI persons, failing to meet its obligations under international human
rights law.

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