Wednesday, 23 March 2011 15:41

United-States And Brazil Want More LGBT Protections

Written by  E-Li

President Obama went to Brazil where he met President Dilma Rousseff, they informed they work within the Oganisation of the American States to establish a "Special Rapporteur" to help "promoting respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals."

"They agreed to cooperate in advancing democracy, human rights and freedom for all people bilaterally and through the United Nations and other multilateral fora, including promoting respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through the establishment of a Special Rapporteur at the OAS" reports Metroweekly.

According to the OAS's Website, it "uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development."

Both Brazil and America have representation on the newest board, which held elections today. George Washington University Law professor Dinah Shelton was elected chair of the board issued by the IACHR. The other members are from Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Venezuela

It was not immediately clear whether the LGBT Special Rapporteur post has support from other IACHR members and, if so, when the post would be established.