Publication from Caroline Russell: Advertising on TfL by countries with death penalty for same sex acts
Advertising on TfL property by countries with a death penalty
Thank you for relaying TfL’s commitment to removing the advertising of Brunei on TfL’s network. Brunei is not the only country where homosexuality has been defined as a crime punishable by death.
According to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in their March 2019 report, State-Sponsored Homophobia, there were six countries with effective death penalties for consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults and five with probable.
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Please can you confirm if any of the countries or state-owned entities from countries on this list are or have tried to advertise on TfL property? I am concerned to ensure that human rights are respected, and that TfL is not accepting advertising from countries on this list.
I understand that the cable car has a sponsorship deal with Emirates until 2022, which was awarded in 2011. Emirates is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Emirates Group, owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, UAE. When this sponsorship opportunity comes up for renewal will you ensure that countries or state-owned entities from countries on the ILGA list are not eligible to bid.
Green Party Member of the London Assembly