Published: 1 Jun 2013

UN Rights Experts Advise Russia to Scrap Bill on Homosexuality Propaganda


On 1 February 2013 a group of United Nations human rights experts issued a statement urging the Russian state legislature not to pass a draft bill that would seek to impose administrative sanctions on those spreading so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ among minors. The bill passed its first reading in the lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma, on 25 January 2013 by a vote of 388-1 with one abstention.

To read the full report on the UN’s reaction to Russia’s law on ‘homosexual propaganda’, please follow the link below.