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Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change.

Citation: Lennox, Corinne and Waites, Matthew and Kirby, Michael and Cowell, Frederick and Kinsman, Gary and Willett, Graham and Obendorf, Simon and Shah, Shanon and Baudh, Sumit and Gomes da Costa Santos, Gustavo and Tabengwa, Monica and Nicol, Nancy and Mwakasungula, Undule and Jjuuko, Adrian and Ward, Kevin and Gaskins Jr., Joseph and Blake, Conway and Dayle, Philip and Petrova, Dimitrina (2013) Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change. Human Rights Consortium, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, UK. ISBN 978-0-9573548-8-3

Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people. "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change" challenges these developments as the first book to focus on experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and all non-heterosexual people in the Commonwealth. The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships

Creators: Lennox, Corinne (0000-0002-0011-9242) and Waites, Matthew and Kirby, Michael and Cowell, Frederick and Kinsman, Gary and Willett, Graham and Obendorf, Simon and Shah, Shanon and Baudh, Sumit and Gomes da Costa Santos, Gustavo and Tabengwa, Monica and Nicol, Nancy and Mwakasungula, Undule and Jjuuko, Adrian and Ward, Kevin and Gaskins Jr., Joseph and Blake, Conway and Dayle, Philip and Petrova, Dimitrina and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
Politics
Keywords: human rights, sexual orientation, gender identity, commonwealth, decriminalisation, lgbt, sodomy, gay rights, lesbian rights, same-sex, sexual acts, activist, buggery, equality, anti-discrimination
Divisions: Human Rights Consortium
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth
Dates:
  • 2013 ()

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