During the second Universal Periodic Review of Singapore's human rights record at the United Nations, Geneva on Wednesday, 27 January 2016, delegations from Austria, Brasil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America recommended that the republic decriminalise consensual sex between men and eliminate discrimination against LGBT people. However, Singapore's representative, Ambassador-At-Large, Chan Heng Chee basically repeated what her predecessor said during the first UPR cycle in 2011 - that the island nation was conservative and that Section 377A, which criminalises male gay sex, would remain but not be enforced, showing that no progress whatsoever has been made in protecting the rights of LGBT Singaporeans over the span of four-and-a-half years. Links: http://the-singapore-lgbt-encyclopaedia.wikia.com/wiki/Universal_Periodic_Review:_Singapore_LGBT_aspects
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