The UN Human Rights Council has nominated its first independent investigator aimed at protecting people in regard to sexual orientation and gender idendity across the world from violence and discrimination. Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Mr Muntarbhorn is an international law professor at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and has served on several UN bodies, including inquiries on Syria and as a special rapporteur on North Korea. (Read more on The Independent)
SPW is following the process and has been covering it since the post was established (here and here). LGBTI Intergroup has hailed the nomination of Mr Muntarbhorn as well as ARC International.