Rights in Exile Programme

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Grenada LGBTI Resources

 

(See Below for Case Law, Evidence of Public Attitudes, NGOs that Assist or Advocate on LGBTI issues, and Country of Origin LGBTI Specialists)  

Section 435 of the Grenada Criminal Code lists ‘unnatural crime’ committed by way of sexual intercourse per anum (anal penetration), as an offence. Such offence is punishable by imprisonment for ten years. The Criminal Code does not specify the ‘penetrating’ object. The offence can be committed by, (1) male person with/to male person and/or (2) male person with/to female. Two female persons cannot commit the offence.

CASE LAW

No case law could be found on Grenada.

PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND/OR STATE'S CAPACITY TO PROTECT

According to the Grenadian Voice, in the criminal code, sodomy is referred to as a ‘crime against nature’ or as a copulation against the ‘order of nature.’ According to a 2003 UNHCR report, ignorance and violence surround homosexuality in Grenada. Rev. Osbert James speaking to the Grenadian Voice said: ‘the court does not criminalise orientation it criminalises the act.’

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)

We are not currently in contact with any NGOs working on LGBTI rights in Grenada, but welcome suggestions. 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN SPECIALISTS

We have no specialist on LGBTI issues in Grenada, but welcome suggestions.

 

 

Researched by: Karel Kingsley

Email: karelkingsleyathotmail [dot] com

 

 

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