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Jonathan Cooper

He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases.

He is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London and he is an internationally recognised human rights specialist. Jonathan has been involved in a number of important LGBT+ human rights cases. These include the UK’s gays in the armed forces case, which established the right to serve for LGBT people before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as cases establishing equal treatment rights for trans people across the EU. Jonathan has written extensively on LGBT+ rights and he was one of the drafters of the UK Declaration of Rights of People Living With HIV/AIDS. More recently, Jonathan has assisted LGBT+ people in countries which criminalise homosexuality to bring legal challenges. He has been involved in cases in Belize, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica and Indonesia, amongst others. As well as bringing cases to European courts, Jonathan has petitioned the UN, as well as the Inter- American system. He has also worked within the African human rights framework. In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE from the British Queen for services to human rights. He tweets about LGBT+ human rights (amongst other things).


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