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date: 18 October 2019

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The United Nations system has been a major global site of political and legal contestation for LGBTQI human rights. However, the lack of consensus has led to major divisions within the UN’s political institutions. The independent human rights institutions that do exist within the UN system have been more progressive in advancing LGBTQI issues.

Keywords: human rights, United Nations, international law, international institutions, sexual orientation, gender identity, culture, traditional values, LGBT politics

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