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Sec. Clinton To UN: ‘Gay Rights Are Human Rights, And Human Rights Are Gay Rights’
Maps of anti-LGBT Laws Country by Country | Human Rights Watch
Human rights in Germany enjoy a high level of protection, both in theory and in practice, and are enshrined in the Grundgesetz. The country has ratified most international human rights treaties. Reports from independent organizations such as Amnesty International certify a high level of compliance with human rights, while still pointing out several issues, in particular police brutality  and mistreatment of refugees. The Freedom in the World report by US-funded Freedom House gives Germany a score of "1" the best possible for both political rights and civil liberties. The constitution of Germany, the Grundgesetz , which came into effect on May 8, , puts a particular emphasis on human rights. Its first sentence, " Human dignity is inviolable", is being interpreted as protecting the sum of human rights. This paragraph is protected by an " eternity clause " and cannot be changed.
Canada stands up for the protection and promotion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit and intersex LGBTQ2I people globally. The human rights of all persons are universal and indivisible. Everyone should enjoy the same fundamental human rights, regardless of their sexual orientation and their gender identity and expression. Nearly 30 countries, including Canada, recognize same-sex marriage. By contrast, more than 70 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex conduct.
A human rights commission , also known as a human relations commission , is a body set up to investigate, promote or protect human rights. The term may refer to international, national or subnational bodies set up for this purpose, such as national human rights institutions or usually temporary truth and reconciliation commissions. National and sub-national human rights commissions have been established in a number of countries for the promotion and protection of their citizens' human rights, and most commissions are public bodies but with some degree of independence from the state. In other countries the ombudsman performs that role. The commissions below are state-sponsored except where indicated.