In this section you will be able to access information, statements, letters of protest and reports around South Africa’s shameful vote at the UN to remove “sexual orientation” protection against summary executions as well as information on the resolution itself and the final vote.
1. UN Draft Resolution Regarding Extrajudicial and Summary Executions [16 November 2010]
The US brought an amendment to the resolution to re-include “sexual orientation”. It was supported by South Africa and 92 other Nations, and resolution was adopted by 122 votes in favour (including South Africa), none against and 59 abstentions.
5.The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project Statement Following the Vote, "South African Civil Society Calls On President Zuma To Use The Foundation Of South Africa’s Un Vote To Urge Action Amongst African Union Member States To Protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Intersex People From Discrimination, Violence And Violation" [21 December 2010]