SVG High Court rejected opportunity to uphold human rights

A court in Dominica recently became the latest in the Eastern Caribbean to strike down pernicious colonial-era laws that criminalise consensual same-sex conduct between adults. In a disappointing bucking of this regional trend, the High Court of St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently did the opposite, upholding the country’s analogous laws. The High Court’s reasoning, at times unscientific and dubious, represents a stain on the country’s human rights record.

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