UN appoints Vitit to protect LGBT rights worldwide


epa05527234 Mr Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic speaks on 06 September 2016, during the launch of 12th report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to the Human Rights Council covering the period between 10 January and 20 July 2016. 06 September 2016. EPA/MAGALI GIRARDIN

LONDON: The UN Human Rights Council appointed Vitit Muntar­bhorn (pic) as its first independent investigator to safeguard the rights of homosexual and transgender community across the world amid strong objections by Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.

The first independent investigator’s main job will be to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination.

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