Welcome to Yogyakarta Principles in Action

Welcome to YP in Action, a website hosted by ARC International to track and evaluate the use of the Yogyakarta Principles.

This website tracks the use of the Principles to make the information available to activists, lawyers, academics, governments, and others to further their work in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Activist’s Guide, an introduction to the Principles to facilitate a deeper understanding of them and to foster their use and promotion, can be viewed, and for printed copies, see here. For a copy of the guide, in English and Spanish, check out this page: Activist’s Guide.

The report The Impact of the Yogyakarta Principles on International Human Rights Law Development – A Study of November 2007 – June 2010, is a comprehensive examination of how the Principles are being used and/or referred to on a global scale in the area of human rights regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

As Yogyakarta Principles have turned 10 years since they were released, we are developing articles and communications pieces highlighting the impact the Principles have had on the lives of LGBT people, the potential they created for civil society, and the work that needs to be done going forwards. We welcome information on work related to the Principles in any area.

An anticipated set of new principles on international human rights law relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) —released in November, 2017 by a group of 33 international human rights experts—charts a way forward for both the United Nations, governments, and other stakeholders to re-affirm their commitment to universal human rights.

See the new YP+10 here.

Please contact the Project Coordinator to submit information. The information we receive is uploaded as is – we do not edit or review any of the documents.