UPR Summary of Stakeholders Information (Session 8)

Published: February 17, 2010

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Summary of stakeholders information
Eighth Session
3-14 May 2010

Right to privacy

3. A joint submission (JS1) by ARC International, the International Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) and ILGA-Europe, noted that Grenada
maintains criminal sanctions against sexual activity between consenting adults.7 Article
435 of the Criminal Code provides: "If any two persons are guilty of unnatural connexion,
or if any person is guilty of an unnatural connexion with an animal, every such person shall
be liable to imprisonment for ten years". JS1 noted that laws against “unnatural” sexual
activity are often used to penalise consensual conduct, including between consenting adults
of the same sex.8 JS1 recommended that the Human Rights Council urge Grenada to bring
its legislation in conformity with its international human rights obligations by repealing all
provisions which criminalise sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex. 9

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