Este reporte fue elaborado por OswaldoRuiz-Chiriboga.
El libro “Same-Sex Couples before National, Supranational and International Jurisdictions” (Daniele Gallo, Luca Paladini, y Pietro Pustorino (eds.), Berlin: Springer, 2014), contiene un capítulo titulado “Same-Sex Couples Before the Inter-American System of Human Rights”, escrito por Laura Magi. Este es el resumen:
“This chapter explores the protection granted to the rights of lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and inter-sex persons (LGTBI) in the Inter-American system of human rights protection. It takes into consideration all the measures adopted in such a framework to combat violence and discrimination against LGTBI individuals, paying special attention to the adoption of precautionary measures and the establishment of a Special Unit charged with consultative and monitoring powers in the field of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. A thorough analysis is devoted to cases brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the case-law of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights. The analysis highlights that important legal development have been taking place on a continent where violence suffered by homosexuals is still very significant and where cultural suspicion and ostracism toward them is still widely practiced.”