It’s Torture not Therapy- Using anti-torture law to promote a global ban

Break Out Session Round #4


In April 2020, the IRCT released an expert statement documenting how so-called conversion therapy violates the global prohibition of torture and ill-treatment. The expert statement has been used to in several initiatives promoting national and regional bans on the practice. The break-out session brings together key actors working against so-called conversion therapy to discuss how the global prohibition against torture and health expertise in documenting torture can help promote a global ban. It will be an open space for critical discussion and creating new connections and collaboration between global and local actors with different mandates relevant to the issue.


Lisa Henry


Secretary General, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) 

Yvonne Owino-Wamari


Africa Program Officer – Conversion Therapy Project, Outright Action International 

Cayetana Natasha Salao Sterckx

Caye / Ella

Defensora de Derechos Humanos, Taller de Comunicación Mujer 

Yanhui Peng


Director, LGBT Rights Advocacy China

Jayne Ozanne 


Director, Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives, Ozanne Foundation and Chair of the Ban Conversion Therapy Coalition (UK)

Clarisse Delorme 


Senior Policy Advisor, World Medical Association

Victor Madrigal-Borloz


UN Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

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