Saint Kitts and Nevis Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement

It is disappointing to observe the Saint Kitts and Nevis government’s refusal, once again, to accept the recommendations to decriminalize same-sex relations between consenting adults. Articles 56 and 57 of the Offences Against the Person Act punish so-called “buggery” and “abominable crimes” with up to ten years imprisonment and hard labor. They violate international human rights law and have a detrimental impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

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