International reports on landmark challenge of anti-LGBT laws in Antigua and Barbuda involving WeirFoulds Partner Nadia Chiesa

WeirFoulds Partner Nadia Chiesa was featured by International in a report on the recent decision by Antigua and Barbuda’s High Court of Justice to decriminalize homosexuality.

The decision comes after a years-long, five-country challenge by a team of lawyers mounted against anti-LGBT laws in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Greneda, with Antigua and Barbuda the first Caribbean nation to successfully overturn the laws as unconstitutional.

Nadia, who is called to the Bar in a number of countries across the Eastern Caribbean, took part in the successful challenge along with a team of lawyers dedicated to social justice lawyering and pro bono work in the Caribbean, including Douglas Mendes SC, Veronica Cenac and Andrew O’Kola.

Nadia’s colleagues on the challenge lauded her contributions, with one of the team’s leading lawyers Andrew O’Kola saying, “[She] rolled up her sleeves and has come into the trenches to stand shoulder to shoulder with us.”

Click here to read the full article, “International and Regional Cooperation Key to Successful Challenge of Anti-LGBTQ Laws in Antigua and Barbuda” by International.

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