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How they'll vote in Geneva
Will the queer human rights resolution live or die at the UN?


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APRIL 25, 2003. Expected voting pattern on the resolution "Human Rights and Sexual Orientation" at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.

NO: 16 countries
Algeria
Bahrain
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Gabon
Kenya
Libya
Malaysia
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Uganda
Zimbabwe
YES: 18 countries
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
France
Germany
Guatemala
Ireland
Japan
Poland
Rep. of Korea
Russian Federation
Sweden
Thailand
Ukraine
United Kingdom

ABSTENTION: 4 countries
Chile
Paraguay
Peru
South Africa

WAVERERS AND FENCE SITTERS: 14 countries
Yes or abstention
(Will they cave in to the Vatican?)
Costa Rica
Mexico

No or abstention
China
DR Congo
India
Senegal

Abstention or no
Argentina
Cuba

Possible abstentions
Sri Lanka (if pressured)
Togo
United States
Viet Nam

Position unknown
Uruguay
Venezuela

SOURCE: International Research Centre on Social Minorities.


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