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Vitit named UN expert on LGBT discrimination

1 Oct 2016 at 11:25

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From left: Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria arrives with co-members Vitit Muntarbhorn and Carla del Ponte for the presentation of their report to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva on March 15, 2016. (Reuters photo)

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand as the first UN independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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