Report of the Asia Pacific Regional Dialogue

Published: July 25, 2011

Contents

Acknowledgements iv
Acronyms vi
1. Introduction 1
2. Transgender people 4
2.1 Laws 4
2.2 Law enforcement practices 6
3. Sex workers 7
3.1 Laws 7
3.2 Law enforcement practices 9
4. Men who have sex with men (MSM) 12
4.1 Laws 12
4.2 Law enforcement practices 14
5. People who use illicit drugs 16
5.1 Laws 16
5.2 Law enforcement practices 17
6. Women 20
7. Children and young people 23
8. Access to treatment 25
9. Additional issues 28
9.1 Discrimination 28
9.2 Migration and the rights of foreign workers 29
9.3 Access to justice and the role of legal services 30
9.4 The relationship between culture, religion and enabling legal environments 30
Annex I List of participants at the Regional Dialogue 33
Annex II List of written submissions 39
Annex III Legal systems of Asia and the Pacific 42

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