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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

19/02/2021

Gareth Henry and Simone Edwards v Jamaica – IACHR

In the first decision of its kind, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the leading human rights organ in the Americas, has found Jamaica responsible for violating multiple rights of two LGBTI individuals, urging an immediate repeal of the country’s homophobic laws.

The Human Dignity Trust which brought the case before the Commission almost a decade ago in 2011, says it is a crucial and precedent-setting legal victory.

As the first ever decision of the Commission to find that laws criminalising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people violate international law, this is now the landmark LGBT human rights case for the Caribbean region.

The decision also broke new ground for all minorities characterising the right to equality and the right not to suffer discrimination as a ius cogens norm of international law.

Monica Feria-Tinta, advised the Human Dignity Trust in this ground-breaking case. Monica is a public international law specialist and a world expert in the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights.

The decision can be found here.

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