On 25 October 2012, peers debated the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world.
Conservative peer Lord Lexden led the debate and highlighted the work of the Human Dignity Trust (HDT).
The HDT is an international non-governmental organisation working to bring national law into conformity with International Human Rights Law.
The HDT's principle objective is to facilitate litigation through which the legality of laws that criminalise private consensual sexual activity between people of the same sex can be challenged and brought into line with the rule of law, constitutional law and international human rights obligations.
According to the HDT, over 76 countries criminalize consensual, adult, same-sex relations for men, women, or both.