Ten years ago, in 2006, a distinguished group of international human rights experts elaborated the Yogyakarta Principles at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Their aim was normative: to codify what was known and to set out a common understanding about the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The principles were the first document of its kind at the time. – Caroline Ausserer spoke with Mauro Cabral about the development, the impact, and the use of the principles so far. Cabral, who participated in the elaboration of the principles, is the Director of Programs and Advocacy at Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE).