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September 6, 2018

Melanie Nathan:

India’s Supreme Court has struck down section 377 of its Penal Code, decriminalizing homosexuality.

A five-judge bench at the country’s highest court ruled that a 160-year-old law banning sex “against the order of nature” amounted to discrimination on...

August 30, 2018

It was ONLY a PARTY! To Call it anything else and to make arrests pursuant to lies is pure persecution!

Nigerian police reportedly arrested 57 people at a Lagos Hotel, all suspected of being gay at a party over the weekend. The police were tipped off that a party with g...

August 23, 2018

Statement from Melanie Nathan for  African Human Rights Coalition Regarding Donald J. Trump's Tweet to Secretary Pompeo pursuant to an erroneous Fox News report stating the South African government is expropriating land and suggesting that white farmers are the subject...

August 19, 2018

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel peace prize winner, died yesterday (Aug. 18) in Switzerland after a short illness. He was 80.

A patrician diplomat and the seventh head of the UN (1997-2006), Annan will be remembered for his contr...

June 26, 2018

African Human Rights Coalition Statement on SCOTUS Muslim Ban Ruling:

The Supreme Court’s decision this morning in Trump v. Hawaii upholds the Trump presidential authority to ban travelers from mostly Muslim-majority countries.  The Muslim ban remains in effect:


Dear Friends, 

In addition to  humanitarian and advocacy work, African HRC has been providing pro bono Country Conditions Reports and expert testimony for LGBTI asylum seekers from African Countries. 

I am writing to draw your attention to the case of Peter, (real...

April 13, 2018

The High Court in Trinidad and Tobago delivered a verdict today striking down the old buggery law that criminalized homosexuality. ​Justice Devindra Rampersad will deliver his final ruling in three months and the Island LGBTQI communities celebrate:...

March 23, 2018

In a significant win for human rights in Kenya, the Court of Appeals has ruled that the use of forced anal examinations by the state is unlawful.

On Thursday 22n d March 2018, a three judge bench handed down a ruling in a case appealing the state’s cruel and degrading t...

February 13, 2018

"If you are a citizen of an African country, often there is no escape - as sexuality and gender identity is criminalized and families collude with authorities in state sanctioned persecution" Melanie Nathan

"I was quite aware of the horrors of these gay and religious co...

December 12, 2017

Today marks a very sad day for the City of San Francisco, the entire Bay Area and of course for the family of Mayor Ed Lee, 65, who passed away suddenly from a heart attack, in the early hours of this morning.

The African Human Rights Coalition community would like to...

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