Declaration of Montreal

document adopted by the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights outlining rights and freedoms pertaining to LGBT and intersex people

The Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights is a document for human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as intersex people adopted at an international meeting held in Montreal on 29 July 2006.[1]

Among more than 1500 speaker at the meeting, there was Louise Arbour, who was a president of United Nation working for human rights of all over the world.[2] This Declaration was submitted to United Nation after the meeting.

The goal of this Declaration is to tell about violence and discrimination against LGBT people and to insist that LGBT have the same rights as other members of society, including care and prevention of AIDS, same-sex marriage and medical care to transgender and their permission on gender status by the law. And also affirms that the intersex must be protected from surgery without their full agreement.[3]

And further the Declaration demands United Nations and all countries to recognize May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia.

This declaration has(along with the 1996 "International Bill of Gender Rights")[4][5] become the origin of the Yogyakarta Principles.

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  1. "International Conference on LGBT Human Rights of the 1st World Outgames on the 29th of July 2006". Archived from the original on 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. "International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, and the First World Outgames". More Light Presbyterians. 2006-08-13. Archived from the original (HTML) on 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  3. "L'ONU interpellée" (HTML) (in French). Radio-Canada. 2006-07-28. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  4. History of the International Bill of Gender Rights[permanent dead link]
  5. Sheila Jeffreys,"Enforcing Men's Sexual Rights in International Human Rights Law" Archived 2020-08-05 at the Wayback Machine

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