Protecting LGBTI Persons Deprived of Liberty: a discussion with Victor Madrigal

LGBTI persons have historically been subjected to discrimination, abuse, and institutional violence, across all regions of the world. Discriminatory and abusive patterns are magnified in detention contexts, making Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons who are deprived of their liberty particularly exposed to risks of ill-treatment and even torture.

In this video, UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal looks into the causes of these heightened risks of torture and ill-treatment that LGBTI persons face in detention settings and explores ways to strengthen their protection in detention.

This interview was released for the first time for the launch of the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)'s new practical manual, "Towards the Effective Protection of LGBTI Persons Deprived of Liberty: A Monitoring Guide."