Human Dignity Trust
The Human Dignity Trust is a charity made up of international lawyers that supports local partners to uphold human rights and constitutional law in countries where private consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex is criminalised. The Trust mobilises the intellectual resources of the international legal community in support of local actors who seek to use the courts to challenge laws that persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Working with a network of more than 20 of the world’s largest law firms, the Trust has helped local activists and civil society organisations across 5 continents access significant levels of pro bono technical legal assistance since 2011. The Trust is led by the needs of local actors and organisations, supporting them at their request to pursue strategic litigation in domestic, regional and international tribunals to challenge laws criminalising consensual sex between adults of the same sex and related state actions that limit the rights of LGBT people, such as restrictions on their freedom of association.
Human Dignity Trust website