The degree to which members of the LGBTQI+ community find their human rights acknowledged and respected varies greatly across the globe. In recent years both progress and regress can be observed in different areas. The rights of these groups are also subject to increasing degrees of polarisation, between progressive liberal and more culturally conservative forces. In some countries this takes extreme forms. An example of this is the recent law passed in Uganda which imposes life imprisonment and in some aggravated cases the death penalty for homosexual conduct. The committee should try to find a balance between the human rights of the individuals and the dominant cultural values of certain countries.